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Dan Pachel mixes concrete for construction of the city's new well house, in the background. The new well should be on line by July. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Nitrate levels threaten to close additional wells

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Park Rapids' geriatric system of shallow wells could topple like dominos in the coming years, much like senior citizens on wobbly walkers.

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Nitrate levels continue to creep to dangerous levels in two more wells.

Tuesday, Park Rapids City Council members, less than a year after taking a well out of service, learned a second one has failed a quarterly test of nitrate levels. A third well has higher-than desired nitrate levels.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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