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Local Landowners Oppose Water Sourcing Project

By Gordon HopkinsThe Jefferson County Board of Commissioners are in receipt of two letters from landowners opposed to the City of Fairbury’s plan to sink wells for a new water source.Fairbury currently 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.While the overall water supply’s average nitrate levels has not reached above 10 ppm, over the years, one individual well has. In quarterly measurements of nitrate levels...

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