Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Coliforms bacteria detected in roadside pipe


September 28, 2017

Wrangell Cooperative Association’s environmental office this month began notifying the public of the presence of coliforms in a popular off-grid water source.

The pipe just to the north of the Mile 10 marker on Zimovia Highway has supplied Wrangell residents with fresh water for decades, a fixture well before the logging road had been paved. For those living beyond municipal water sources, options for potable water are fairly limited, and for those without a water catchment or well system set up, the pipe provides relatively easy access to supplies.

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