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Little Blue NRD Looks For New Water Sources Without Fairbury

By Gordon HopkinsAfter the failure of a deal with the City of Fairbury to locate a new, lower-nitrate source of water, the Little Blue NRD (Natural Resources District) is examining a possible inter-local agreement with the Village of Alexandria and USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Rural Development and Nebraska Water Sustainability funding for the Little Blue Public Water Projects.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 nitrate content. There was considerable opposition to the project from the beginning. A group of more than...

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