West Point’s water quality issue is a cancer that, to date, is growing and for which no cure is within easy reach. If the city had an easy answer, it would patent it and make good money selling it, because other communities are also seeking answers to similar issues.

The diagnosis thus far has led the city’s engineer to recommend a transplant. That recommendation, coming after numerous tests of city water, is to replace all filters at the water treatment plant to better filter out the high levels of manganese that is now showing up in the city water. That has been the plan that has been in the works since about the first of the year.

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