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Marion tries to
lower iron in water
New well is off-line while engineer looks for solution;
Couple asks officials to forgive 2 years of taxes

From the Aug. 18, 2017 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   The Marion County Commission got an update on efforts to lower iron levels so the new well can be used, got a good audit report, heard a request from a local couple to forgive two years of property taxes, approved new rates for Road Department services, accepted a generous donation to EMS (see separate story), and discussed other items during its meeting on Tuesday, August 8.
   New Well: Earlier this year the county added a new 1-million gallon per day well and treatment facility to the County Water System, but has been unable to utilize it. While the water has been tested and it met the safety guidelines of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD), county officials decided to shut the well down after a matter of days due to ... The rest of the story.