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Nyssa water project moves ahead

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

NYSSA — The city’s project to build a new water treatment facility is half done and officials are now waiting for a series of new bids to finish the venture.

The $7 million project will drop arsenic levels in the city’s water by a miniscule amount but is required after the Environmental Protection Agency lowered its baseline standard for the mineral 16 years ago.

In 2001 the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the arsenic standard – then set at 50 parts per billion - to 10 parts per billion.

“We were sitting at about 12 . . .