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City Commission approves preliminary budget, puts plans in place for water treatment plant upgrade


August 12, 2019

Local officials will use the power of purple to treat the City of New Rockford’s water supply.

Wade Senger of Interstate Engineering presented an alternative proposal for improving the water treatment plant to the commission on Monday, Aug. 5. He recommended removal of the aging lime softening system and installation of a new potassium permanganate treatment process and reverse osmosis skid.

Potassium permanganate, or KMnO4, is a common inorganic chemical used to treat drinking water for iron, manganese and sulfur odors. The chemical is characterized by its dark purple color. According...

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