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Unsafe levels of nitrate, bacteria found in Onalaska, Holland water

Officials: Test your water

Unsafe levels of nitrate, bacteria...

TOWN OF ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrate were discovered in the drinking water of two towns in La Crosse County.

County officials say some wells in the Towns of Holland and Onalaska show levels of nitrate above federal standards. Increases in bacteria were also found, including the presence of E. coli.

The at-risk wells are in the Town of Holland and the western half of the Town of Onalaska. La Crosse County Health Department officials say the most important thing you can do right now is get your water tested.

"If you've received a letter, or even if you haven't bu you think you're in this affected area, call a lab in the area. There are a number of labs you can contact. The Health Department is one of them. Get your well water tested for bacteria and nitrates to find out what levels you have in your water,” SAID La Crosse County Health Department Health Director Jen Rombalski.

A public information meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Holland Town Hall.

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