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Brownton enters into contract to safeguard city’s wellheads

Brownton is one of the last cities in the state still needing a wellhead protection plan instituted to protect the city’s public water supply.
The city entered into a contract with Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, to accept and act on the first phase of the plan for an amount not to exceed $9,000 at a council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The purpose of the wellhead protection program is to identify public water supply recharge areas and to implement a plan for potential pollution sources found within those areas, according to the Department of Health's website. In 1998, the Department of Health started to require that cities have a municipal drinking water wellhead protection plan in place to safeguard from contaminants.

(For the complete story, see the Oct. 9 print edition of The Chronicle.)