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Ephraim keeping village public lawns green without phosphorus

The Village of Ephraim is living up to its' status as a Wisconsin Green Tier community by eliminating sources of phosphorus on municipal properties.  The concern over possible uses of fertilizers with phosphorus on village-owned lawns was raised during a meeting of the village wastewater committee.  Public Works Manager Russ Salfi spoke with the lawn care contractor and found that the village is doing its' part to keep phosphorus from running off into Eagle Harbor.

 

 

Currently, the Village of Ephraim has no ordinances that prevent homeowners from using lawn fertilizers with phosphorus.  Salfi says an effort to inform private property owners about alternatives to phosphorus-based fertilizers is a possibility for the future.

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