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Bacteria found in Ellsworth's drinking water; water is safe to drink

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The Village of Ellsworth issued an emergency chlorination notice Wednesday morning after a presence of coliform bacteria was found in its drinking water. 

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According to the Deparmtent of Natural Resources (DNR), a water sample collected on Thursday, Sept. 12 indicated the presence of bacteria and further sampling collected on Monday confirmed it.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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