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Announce waste water problem as more than one source

By Marsha L. Melnichak - Editor

It is not a one day, one event, one source or one unknown substance that is causing problems at the waste water treatment plant, Scott Langel, Le Mars City Administrator, said at the Friday morning information meeting.

Milk fat is the most significant element in the F.O.G. (fat oily grease) that is clogging the plant.

Langel said increased strength and increased flow are the problems at the waste water treatment plant. He called the cooperation between Wells' Dairy, Inc., and the city exceptional.

Dave Smetter, manager of public relations and advertising manager for Wells Dairy, Inc., said, "We're producing more premium ice cream than we ever have before."

Premium ice cream has higher levels of fat which contribute to the dairy's waste water.

Langel noted, "We're seeing increases in almost every parameter we measure at the treatment plant."

More detailed coverage will be in Monday's Daily Sentinel.

-- Doris (, July 29, 2000

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