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More sulfates from Devils Lake water could force new Fargo treatment plant

Published 11/19/2009, The Forum

Increasing the discharge of water from Devils Lake into the Sheyenne River could raise sulfate levels high enough that Fargo might eventually need to install $45 million in water treatment equipment, city officials said this week. Sulfates are a natural laxative and can cause diarrhea in people not used to high levels in their water, officials said.

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