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Council buys parts for water system

Staff writer

While there’s no problem with Hillsboro’s water quality, city council members want to keep it that way.

Council members Tuesday voted to spend $29,069.70 to buy eight turbidimeters to place at the water treatment plant.

The devices gauge the clarity of water by measuring how much light is scattered by suspended particles.

“Does this mean Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency will like us better?” mayor Lou Thurston asked city administrator Larry Paine.

“Certainly the reports will be better,” Paine said.

Last modified Sept. 4, 2019