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Drilling For Water Sourcing Project To Being This Month

By Gordon HopkinsDrilling test wells for the City of Fairbury’s water sourcing project is expected to begin sometime this month, according to Project Manager Mary Renn. The project is intended to provide the city water with a lower nitrate content. Renn spoke at a meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners on Tuesday, December 28, to discuss the next steps.Fairbury currently has two water sources, Crystal Springs and the East Wells. Both water sources 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. While the nitrates are in the...

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