County misrepresents dangers of nitrates in Seeley Lake

County Health employee Jim Erven misrepresented and exaggerated (yet again) the dangers of nitrates in a recent letter to the Sewer Board. He says high nitrate levels in the groundwater can cause blue baby syndrome and fish kills, neither of which have occurred in Seeley Lake. And he overlooks the fact most of the residents in the Sewer District drink out of the lake...not the groundwater he claims is polluted.

He stated one test well had gone over the state standard occasionally for groundwater pollution but neglects to tell you all three test wells in the district tested BELOW that standard...


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