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Sewage Concerns Prompt Well Water Testing

DEXTER, Ore. — Concerns over sewage mixing in with the water supply prompted Lane County and EWEB to offer free well water testing in Dexter Monday.

Some residents brought their concerns to Lane County commissioners.

Even though the county offered the water tests to anyone within city limits, only 11 people took advantage of the test.

“If a sample did come back with E. coli, we would obviously tell them to boil their water, drink bottled water, and then if there were no correlation with any of the other tests, we would tell them to chlorinate their water,” said Lane County Environmental Health Specialist Zach Manning.

The water samples from Monday will take three to four days to process.

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