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LIMITING PHOSPHOROUS: City’s wastewater plant to face more regulations

August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Ever-increasing limitations and regulations have sent Columbia City’s Wastewater Department into debt, forcing discussions of upcoming sewer rate increases and frustration for citizens and officials alike.

Within city limits, phosphorous typically comes from fertilizers, chemicals and household cleaning products that go down the drain. Studies show that most phosphorous run-off into rivers comes from farmland.

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