by Doug Hanson
Gibbon took the next step to correct the extra manganese in the city’s water. Engineer Emily Brinkman of I&S Group stated that the current level is over what the Minnesota Department of Health recommends. While the current water is not harmful to the residents, the City is working to comply with MDH. To do this they will begin adding permanganate, which will slowly remove the layers of bacteria in the water pipes. The City will then begin flushing the hydrants more often.
For the complete story, check out the March 9 issue of the Winthrop News.