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Is Water Sourcing Project Dead?

By Gordon HopkinsAfter more than a year of planning and testing, the Fairbury City Council has voted not to proceed with the Water Sourcing Project intended to bring lower nitrate drinking water to both the Little Blue NRD (Natural Resources District) and the City of Fairbury. The project proposed to dig five new wells in an area approximately four miles south of Daykin.The vote was four to two and took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2022.

In July of 2021, the city entered into an inter-local agreement with Little Blue NRD to cost share in a project to identify a new water source with lower nitrates content under the LBVWS entity.The EPA’s...

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