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      Flint RiverQuarium wants to drill for water

      Water from WG&L is chlorinated, and RiverQuarium must de-chlorinate the water in order for the fish to be able to survive in it.

      / Sean Streicher

      The Flint RiverQuarium is looking for a new way to get its water.

      The RiverQuarium has asked Water, Gas, and Light, who they currently get water from, if they could drill a well to gather fresh water.

      Water from WG&L is chlorinated, and RiverQuarium must de-chlorinate the water in order for the fish to be able to survive in it.

      The RiverQuarium was using carbon filters for the de-chlorination process but that has been shown to cause Lateral Line disease in the fish.

      Flint RiverQuarium Curator Richard Brown said "it'll make it a lot easier and a lot safer for the fish; not only Lateral Line disease, but it excludes human error in the de-chlorination process."

      The WG&L board is holding off on making a decision about the well until more information on the drill becomes available.

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