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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer A report from Bolton & Menk Inc., consulting engineers and surveyors from Baxter, was received by the Motley City Council Tuesday night. The report concerned the water quality issue ongoing in the city. Bolton & Menk has been hired to design a new water treatment plan and work with the city [...]

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Water from current well as good or better than found in test drills  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Bolton & Menk Inc., consulting engineers from Mankato, told the Motley City Council Tuesday that seven test drills to find quality water in the city were completed. Four of the seven sites produced inadequate water for the city’s [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Motley City Council voted Tuesday to look for water that offers better quality and quantity than the city is getting now. Currently, Motley’s water contains far more manganese and iron than it should. Clerk Treasurer Terri Smith said the city has been told by two engineering firms that it has [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Trident Seafoods was not pleased with its portion of the $5 million price tag it would be required to pay for a new water treatment plant in Motley. John Graupman from Bolton & Menk Inc. in Baxter brought three new options to alleviate Motley’s brown water problems to the City Council [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Motley’s water, while safe to consume, is brown. The city’s water treatment facility was built in 1992, and the filters were designed to operate at 300 gallons per minute. The high water demand has them sometimes operating at 380 gallons per minute and the filters are having trouble removing manganese and [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Planning for the growth of the city, the Motley Council heard from a representative from Bolton Menk Inc., Consulting Engineers and Surveyers. John Graupman spoke about constructing a new water treatment facility to replace the 20-year-old one now in use. After viewing the city’s current plant, Graupman said the steel [...]

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