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3/8/2014 1:06:00 PM
Brown water safe in Jerome

JEROME -- Stirred up sediment from last weekend's 1.2 inches of rain has temporarily turned the water in Jerome brown, though town manager Candace Gallagher said it's perfectly safe.

"The water becomes discolored whenever there's a heavy rainfall or a heavy rainfall after a long dry spell, which is what happened here," she said, noting that this has happened several times before.

The Town is conducting testing to be sure, but Gallagher said water plant officials say the water isn't dangerous.

"Hopefully, it's going to be clear in a few days," she said.

-- Yvonne Gonzalez

Taylor Waste

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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014
Article comment by: Perhaps Mr. /Mrs. Hircus would like to try ?

And drill a well to ground water from Jerome...?

Seems that the town get's a large part of it's water from springs or surface related water sources.

http://www.jerometimes.com/watersystem.html

"Our water comes from the womb of Mother Mingus. It originates as snowfall or rain that seeps down through the basalt and limestone and comes out the many cracks that early day miners discovered and tunneled back into to collect and send to Jerome. Some of the water from our taps fell as rain only days ago, while some may have been snow melt 50 years ago or longer. We don't really know."



Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Article comment by: Capra A. Hircus

What, do you suck your water supply up out of a ditch or something?



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