RHINELANDER - People anxious to collect water from the Crescent water spring are able to once again.
Test results are in and the water is safe.
Last week the Oneida County Health Department notified the public they found coliform bacteria in the spring.
The town of Crescent and the Health Department treated the water with chlorine and took follow up samples Monday and Tuesday, which came back negative for the bacteria.
The Health Department is also reminding people with private wells not to forego regular testing.
"There's multiple options for sampling the well. You can have a licensed well installer, or licensed pump installer sample it. Individuals can sample it themselves with test kits that are available through the health department," says Todd Troskey, a Registered Sanitarian from the health department.
The best time to test your well is in the spring after the snow has melted and frost has left the ground.
ANTIGO - The city of Antigo doesn't want to run an ambulance service anymore. It's just too expensive. Instead, the city's new hospital may take over.
"We have a great ambulance service now and that's our biggest concern here is being able to maintain that... As with a lot of people our problem is financial," said City of Antigo’s Mayor, Bill Brandt.
Each year it costs around 2 million dollars to run the ambulance service for Antigo and 10 surrounding townships.
About half of that is paid by the city and county through taxes... The other half is paid by the user fees.
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