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Rainwater will need to be collected, diverted or otherwise used to enable property owners to receive a storm water utility credit. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Process for storm water fund begins

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Thursday's rain was a welcome respite for dusty Hubbard County.

But in many areas, especially in town, that rain simply runs down into groundwater off parking lots and directly into the Fish Hook River untreated.

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Tuesday Park Rapids joined a legion of cities around the state establishing a storm water utility fund. Council members passed a first reading allowing formation of the fund and the collection of fees.

The second and final reading will be next month.

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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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