It’s time to take a second look at the water quality in our town and county. The state and federal government continue to relax standards, yet science is increasingly pointing to harmful effects of contaminated water on our population. The Wahpeton City Council and Richland County Commissioners turn a blind eye to the problem in favor of economic development.

Soil sampling and water sampling are relatively inexpensive ways to monitor our city and county, yet are not required by law. A single plume of chemical spill or accidental release has the potential to contaminate our water supply. How many cases of cancer or other deadly diseases do we have to have in order to take this problem seriously?

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