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Wastewater irrigation plan goes down drain

Posted in Water Watch

The Columbus Telegram Quotes: “The city’s plan to use treated wastewater to irrigate Quail Run Golf Course has gone down the drain. According to Columbus Public Property Director Doug Moore, the proposal was nixed by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) because the water table at the local golf course is too high.

Moore said the water table must be at least 4 feet below ground to receive state approval for this type of project. It’s not that deep year-round at Quail Run. The concern is that the effluent water discharged from the wastewater treatment plant could seep into the groundwater, potentially raising the level of contaminants such as nitrates.”