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Water Project Update - May, 2013

May 24, 2013 - 1:30pm -- webmaster

At a recent meeting, the state Health Department has informally approved a new plan to reduce the uranium in our water supply.  The gist of the plan is to treat the water with Reverse Osmosis to lower the level of uranium, with the added benefit that other particulates would be reduced as well.

The difference in this proposal from past RO treatment options is in the handling of the waste water, which would be conveyed to holding ponds and evaporated.  The waste residuals would be disposed of in the county landfil, at substantially lower cost than various other disposal options.

Water meters are still to be installed, after which a period of data collection will begin for baseline readings and potential leak identification.

More information can be found under the Water Treatment project page.

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