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City Hires Firm For Groundwater Study

By Gordon HopkinsThe Little Blue Valley Water Systems’ (LBVWS) Water Sourcing Project remains controversial, despite attempts by the LBVWS to assure landowners the project will not impact local irrigation wells.To that end, the Fairbury City Council approved the hiring of Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc., Water Consultation Services, to create a groundwater model to determine impacts to any nearby wells.A series of test wells were drilled in the Daykin area. Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers PC, an engineering firm that operates in Nebraska and Kansas, prepared a full report on the results. All five wells tested less than the goal of ...

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