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Water, wastewater costs down in PR [UPDATED]

Published 10:53am Friday, December 13, 2013 Updated 12:54pm Friday, December 13, 2013

Reductions in chemical costs could save the city of Pelican Rapids upwards of $100,000, according to a report in the Pelican Rapids Press.

The most notable reduction over the past several months has been in the use of alum, a chemical used in wastewater treatment processes. This alum reduction has saved the city about $30,000.

Alum and chlorine use are down from the past few years, and water use was also down in September and October.

Starting in May of this year, the city outsourced its water management to PeopleService Inc. in large part because of projected savings and stabilized costs.

Some of these savings are expected to make their way to the taxpayers.

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