Benson needs citizen help to reduce water use

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Throughout this past winter, the City of Benson was working on an upgrade of the filter system for its drinking water plant. It meant taking down about half the capacity to produce drinking water but during the winter months when demand is low it wasn’t a problem.

While it was expected that the work would get done by the spring, it has taken longer than expected.

Now the area is in the second stage of a drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. And it has been hot. June has seen the high reach into the 90s three times with a record high of 99 degrees for June 7. Tuesday and Wednesday were each forecast to see highs in the 90s...


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