NEWDALE, Idaho — The city of Newdale is looking at building a water treatment plant and adding a storage tank to address problems with high levels of arsenic and fluoride in the water supply.
The project also would rehabilitate both city well pumps and install a generator so the city could continue to provide water during a power outage.
The Rexburg Standard Journal reports that the state Department of Environmental Quality has offered the city a 20-year loan of $1.2 million for the project.
The city’s existing water system has been in service since the 1960s and hasn’t been upgraded in 17 years.
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