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Bessemer to supply water for Wakefield, GRWA

By P.J. GLISSON

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GOGEBIC COUNTY — A meeting of the minds on Tuesday resulted in the unprecedented decision to facilitate the temporary transfer of water from the city of Bessemer to surrounding communities that have been under a water boil advisory for more than a week.

The city of Wakefield traditionally supplies water — via the Gogebic Range Water Authority — to Wakefield city and township, Bessemer Township and Ironwood Township.

However, on April 26, Wakefield city officials began issuing regular advisories for GRWA water system users to boil water due to...