Arsenic causes shutdown of Alliance well

Another Alliance water well has been taken off line due to arsenic issues.

The Alliance Water Department received notification from the Nebraska Department of Health that the arsenic level in one of it's municipal wells near the BNSF Railway has exceeded the 10 parts per billion standard over the four-quarter period of 2012.

The average exceeded for the period was 2 parts per billion.

City of Alliance Water Supt. Mike Hulquist says the city is required to mail a notice to all water customers informing them of the arsenic levels. He says the portion of the notice we wants people to pay the closet attention to is the fact that they do not have do boil water or use alternative water sources …. such as bottled water.

The Water Department permanently discontinued the use of the well on Oct. 19, 2012.

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