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Water wells in Waukesha fail

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Both of the city of Waukesha’s deep wells equipped with filters to remove radium from water are out of service after the failure earlier this month of the pump for well No. 3.

Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the loss of the filtered water could lead to an increase in radium in the drinking water.

That increase may cause the city to temporarily exceed federal radium limits imposed by a court-ordered consent decree, though Duchniak says customers are not facing an immediate health risk.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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