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Wrangell Cooperative Association tests 10-mile pipe, plankton, shellfish

 

August 16, 2018

Photo Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Kim Wickman, with the Wrangell Cooperative Association, holding a shellfish found at Pat's Landing.

10-mile pipe is an important fixture for many in Wrangell. Located along Zimovia Highway, just before the 10-mile marker, a metal pipe continuously allows groundwater to flow to the surface. As the city's water services do not extend very far south on the island, for those living outside city limits it is an important source of water. That is why Wrangell Cooperative Association's IGAP office has done monthly testing on water from 10-mile pipe, and why this month they announced the discovery of coliforms found in it. Coliforms, according to IGAP technician Kim Wickman, are bacteria that are...



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