Water meeting

Larry Yarger poses a question to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services personnel during last week’s question and answer session at the Nielsen Community Center. The event drew right at 125 people who were concerned about the city’s water quality.

Manganese in the drinking water has come under scrutiny in West Point because of its potential toxicity in higher levels as well as its damage to distribution systems.

It’s what city officials and the city’s engineer believe is causing the discolored water that has frustrated a growing number of residents and businesses.

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