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City to consider water filtration system


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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission is proposing an engineering and funding search to build a water filtration system, according to discussion at its Monday meeting.

The commission meeting drew around 200 people who were mostly present to express anger that the city waited until manganese levels were discovered approaching federal Environmental Protection Agency precautionary levels to take action on filtration.

“Ultimately, the solution to this issue is filtration,” said Scott Erickson, city manager, adding that a proposal for the commission...