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Stream near Friendly Acres

August 13, 2011 | 8:25 p.m. CDT
New state water quality standards for small streams, like this one near Route K south of Columbia, will force many small-scale wastewater treatment systems to start disinfecting their effluent at great cost. Cornell's Friendly Acres, a cluster of homes south of Columbia, has a small wastewater system that already faces a disinfection deadline.

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