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Public Expresses Doubt About Water Sourcing Project

By Gordon HopkinsMembers of the public expressed doubts about the long-term efficacy of Fairbury’s water sourcing project at a meeting of the city council on Tuesday, December 7.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.The purpose of the water sourcing project is to locate a new, low-nitrate source of water. The Environmental Protection agency (EPA) has set the maximum contaminant level at 10 (ppm). A...

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