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The City of Lancaster’s troublesome

municipal well number-three will be

getting a test run over the next several


According to Lancaster Public Works

Director John Hauth, the city has gained

approval from the Wisconsin Department

of Natural Resources to use the well at a

reduced pumping rate. The well had

been taken off-line, after water from

it tested positive for radium back

in September.

At the time, it was placed in reserve

and could be used by the city only in

case of emergency. Hauth says as the

well goes back on-line at a reduced level,

the city will be following a strict sampling

schedule over the next six-months.

It’s to continue to monitor for possible

radium in the water.