Lodgepole, Chappell make plans for joint water project


LODGEPOLE – The communities of Lodgepole and Chappell are collaborating on a proposed water project to drill a shared well field.

Every public drinking water system is required to have its water tested, and a level of arsenic slightly over what the state allows has been found in Lodgepole’s, village clerk Tammy Sherman said.

Chappell, 10 miles southeast, is facing a similar issue, she added.

Working with the state, a regional water study – which encompassed just the two communities – was recently completed.

From the report, the idea of a collaboration was sparked.

“We both have...

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