The Scottsblulff Star Herald Quotes: “As regulations tighten over water contaminants, many small communities feel the economic pinch of treatment costs. But a solution might be in the near future. PAWS, the Platte Alliance Water Supply, incorporates 11 communities and several rural water districts along the North Platte River basin in both western Nebraska and southeastern Wyoming. Project Manager Jeff Fuller said many of the member communities have higher than federally allowed levels of arsenic, uranium and nitrates in their potable surface water.
‘The government started testing for contaminates in 1996,’ Fuller said. ‘All the municipalities are required to do annual testing and send the results to the Environmental Protection Agency.'”