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City Council Votes for Testing of Crystal Springs Water

By Gordon HopkinsFairbury's Water Sourcing Committee has recommended testing of the water at the Crystal Springs Well in Fairbury.After the failure of the Water Sourcing Project to move forward, Fairbury Mayor Spencer Brown and the City Council created a Water Sourcing Committee to work on locating a lower-nitrate drinking water source for the city. The city has four wells. Three of those are in the East Wellfield. A fourth well at Crystal Springs has been offline since 2021 due to biofilm causing issues with the wells.Biofilm is a collection of microorganisms in which cells stick to each other and also to a surface.At a meeting of the Fairb...

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