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Well testing shows contamination in Marathon Co.

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -

Bacteria has contaminated some private wells in Marathon County.

State health officials say the wells tested positive for coliform, which may indicate poor water quality.

It could also mean E-Coli is present in the water--which can cause flu-like symptoms.

Marathon County health officials tested around 1,800 samples of well water--and they say 14 percent of those samples were contaminated.

Health officials say the levels are concerning--but they're actually below what was tested last year.

Officials recommend people who use private wells to test them every year.

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