The latest vote to supply bottled water to French Island families sort of flew under the radar at Thursday’s meeting of the La Crosse city council.
A plan to spend $25,000 of city contingency funds on more drinking water for families with tainted wells was approved with no debate. It was part of the consent agenda of items easily approved as a group at the end of the council meeting.
More than 500 private wells in the town of Campbell have excessive levels of PFAS chemicals, reportedly traced to firefighting foam used for years at the nearby La Crosse Airport.
The city previously spent $15,000 to provide bottled water to the families with polluted wells.