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Ron Carnell flags a defective sprinkler head that will be replaced. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Residents slowly begin to conserve water

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As Park Rapids heads into its second week of a water prohibition campaign, city officials want to make sure residents are getting the message to cut back watering.


City wells contaminated with nitrates from years of fertilizing surrounding farm fields have left Park Rapids with two uncontaminated wells that can't keep abreast of water needs.

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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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