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Old 07-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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This is a interesting article I came across.

Iowa PF Chapter Honored for Innovative Clean Water Project Pheasants Forever Blogs

"Since the planting in 2009, the community has seen a decrease in the nitrate levels and the water is now safe to drink without being blended. Nitrate levels have fallen from 27 parts per billion to around 5 or 6 parts per billion (10 parts per billion is the maximum contaminant level). The site is also being used as an outdoor classroom and the community can use the mowed walking paths to view the grasses, wildflowers, pheasants, songbirds and other prairie animals."
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Nice to see these kind of projects. The community took a chance with an unconventional solution and it pays off in the short term and the long term.
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