Council gets mixed review of water results

   One of the wells at Canute from which Clinton hopes to buy water tested excellent on nitrate content while another just three-quarters of a mile away was not so promising, the city’s water search team reported Tuesday in an update to the City Council.

   Brian Meier, an engineer for Burns & McDonnell, said one Canute well tested 7½ parts nitrate per million gallons of water, which is well below the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s maximum allowable of 10 ppm.

   The other well, though, measured 23.5 ppm in an initial test done June 9. It dropped the next day to 19.1 and the following day to 18.8.
 

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