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Ironwood water discussions continue

 

July 9, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

SCOTT ERICKSON, checkered shirt, leads a city commission workshop to address water quality in Ironwood. From left, commissioners Rick Semo and Joe Cayer; City Manager Scott Erickson, Ironwood Public Safety Director Andrew DiGiorgio, Bob Tervonen, utilities manager, Bob Richards, public works supervisor and State of Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality District Engineer Tom Flaminio.

By BRYAN HELLIOS

bhellios@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Women's Club room was filled to capacity Monday evening during a city commission workshop to address the quality of water in Ironwood.

Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson said the city's water system was built in the early 1900's and served close to 20,000 customers during the "hay-day" of ironwood's mining days.

"Now we're serving about 5,200," he said adding that the issue is water quality versus water clarity.

Separating the two issues is needed to determine if the water is good quality and is safe, Erickson said add...



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