Cherokee Chronicle Times
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Cherokee and Storm Lake are surveying its water systems for lead pipes under a federal mandate that requires cities and homeowners to replace them when discovered.
The Storm Lake City Council over the last two weeks inked contracts with a surveyor and an engineering firm to find just how many lead lines are in the city’s 3,900 connections and 100 miles of mains.
“We’re preparing for a major project that we could have to do,” said Storm Lake City Manager Keri Navratil.
Cherokee City Administrator Eric List said the city’s public works department is investigating the issue. The city has not yet discussed the issue with its engineer, ISG.
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