Minnesota Health Department Hosts Meetings on Drinking Water Safety

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – This week, the Minnesota State Health Department is holding public meetings in southeast Minnesota to inform private well owners about efforts to address concerns regarding nitrates in drinking water, which can cause the potentially fatal blue baby syndrome.

Tanny Eisenhower from the Department stated that community water systems undergo regular testing, and wells drilled after 1974 were initially tested for nitrates, bacteria, and arsenic. However, subsequent testing relies on the initiative of private well owners.

There will be a public briefing on Wednesday night in Stewartville, with additional meetings on June 26th in Rushford and June 27th in Mazeppa. A virtual meeting is also scheduled for June 20th.

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