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Roberts Public Works Director John Bond takes a water sample from a microfiltration pilot plant at the village’s wastewater treatment plant. The water is being tested to see if its phosphorus levels will reach DNR requirements. (Photo by Sarah Young)

DNR wants lower phosphorus levels in Roberts’ wastewater

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Roberts Public Works Director John Bond is dedicated to running the wastewater treatment plant in such a way that the environment is protected. That’s one reason why the pilot microfiltration plant project he has been experimenting with is so important.

Simply put, the Wisconsin DNR Natural Resources Board adopted administrative rules aimed at cutting phosphorus coming from farms and industrial and municipal wastewater dischargers in June 2010.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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