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A new deep water well being constructed in Park Rapids is expected to be operational soon. Once the well is up and running the water will be blended with the city's other shallow wells. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

It's official: Nitrate levels close well

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With another well sealed off due to high nitrate levels, the Park Rapids City Council is considering a watering ban if it becomes necessary.


"One of our production wells, the nitrate levels went up above the maximum contaminant level," said city administrator Bill Smith. "A confirmation sample was taken and came back above so we'll have to seal off that well. With just two production wells remaining, that will tax our system to provide the water quantity that we usually do."

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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