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July 7, 2014

Cost, distrust bog down sewer fix for growing area in central Oregon

Bend Bulletin

LA PINE, Ore. — The issue of nitrate contamination in La Pine's groundwater is technically older than the city itself.

Nearly 10 years before La Pine's 2007 incorporation, federal lawmakers secured millions to study just how much nitrogen from human waste was seeping into soil, the result of poorly built septic systems in a couple of hundred properties across the area.

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