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Nitrate pollution will be addressed at Sunnyside meeting set for next Tuesday

In response to on-going concerns about nitrate contamination in Lower Yakima Valley groundwater, Yakima County is proposing to create a Groundwater Management Area to address nitrate contamination.

According to county officials, the proposed designation would include the Lower Yakima Valley from Union Gap to Benton City, minus the Yakama Reservation.

The public is invited to attend a meeting in Sunnyside on Tuesday, June 14, to learn more about the proposed Groundwater Management Area.

The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Denny Blaine building at 810 E. Custer Ave.

Hosted by Yakima County, agency representatives will present information on the need for a Groundwater Management Area in Yakima County and how the concept might function.

The public will have an opportunity to share comments on the proposal at the meeting.

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