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On tap: Safer water

Twin Lakes area waterline plan is lifeline for many

 

April 16, 2021

Jana Peterson

Homeowners in the Olsonville area of Twin Lakes Township struggle with well water that smells bad, will dye their whites orange and may contain arsenic (along with other chemicals). On top of all that, the supply of that substandard water isn't even a sure thing.

For 20 years, township officials have known the answer to the water issue - getting water from nearby Carlton - but they haven't been able to afford the high price tag of transporting that clean, potable and plentiful water.

But the end is in sight. Last year the state legislature and Gov. Tim Walz included $7.5 million for a water...



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