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Published August 16, 2012, 06:14 PM

New Treatment Plant Brings Valley City Better Water Quality Management from Devils Lake

A new water treatment plant in Valley City will help the city better manage water coming in from Devils Lake.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

A new water treatment plant in Valley City will help the city better manage water coming in from Devils Lake.

Governor Dalrymple dedicated the plant. He says the $21 million project enhances water quality and service for Valley City residents.

The plant will help filter water coming from the outlets on Devils Lake. Water from the lake has higher sulfate levels than water from the Sheyenne River so it will help ensure Devils Lake water doesn't decrease the drinking water quality in Valley City.

Jeff Frith / Devils Lake Joint Water Resource Board: "The last one was a lyme based due treatment facility which doesn't remove the sulfates where the current one, their new one is a reverse osmosis which helps remove the sulfates in the water. "

Valley City residents have been hesitant to have water from the lake flow down the Sheyenne River, but local officials say that reluctance has quieted over the last year.

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