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Eastern Idaho city tries to reduce nitrates

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03/12/10

ASHTON, Idaho (AP) _ City leaders in the eastern Idaho city of
Ashton are looking at ways to reduce high levels of nitrates in the
drinking water supply.

The community's water goes through periods when nitrate levels
are above the state limit of 10 milligrams per liter. Last fall,
the city agreed with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
to take the necessary steps to bring the water into compliance with
state rules.

City Clerk Cathy Stegelmeier says a planning study on ways to
reduce nitrate levels will be completed by May 1.

Ashton's water system serves about 1,200 people daily.

The Standard Journal reports that according to the city's Web
site, test results from Feb. 4 show the nitrate level in the city's
water supply at nearly 13 milligrams per liter.

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Information from: Standard Journal,
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/


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