Science fair project gives city heads up on arsenic in water
March 6, 2019
A middle school science project helped the City of Three Forks find out their water system had violated the Arsenic drinking water standard.
At last week’s Council Meeting, Council member Teri Whitesitt said she received a text from Melissa Johnson who said her daughter Erica performed water testing as middle school science fair project and found high levels of arsenic in the school’s drinking fountains.
Mayor Steve Hamilton told the governing body the arsenic levels from the fountains were substantially high, and as soon as the city learned that information, they ordered sample bottle...