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Cost Of Water Sourcing Project Increases

By Gordon HopkinsBecause one land owner refuses to participate, the search for a new water source for the City of Fairbury is expected to increase in cost from an estimated $4.2 million to more than $7 million.The city relies on the East Wells and Crystal Springs to provide water to the public. Both the East Wells and Crystal Springs have consistently tested in the higher range for nitrates, meaning greater than seven ppm (parts per million) but less than 10 ppm, over the past several years.In a memo to Fairbury Mayor Spencer Brown, City Administrator Robert Messbarger wrote, “While the nitrate levels are elevated, they are still in complian...

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