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The Sherman Township Water Supply that supplies drinking water to the Gay Location of Keweenaw County has an Action Level Exceedance for copper. Copper is found naturally in the environment. Humans need a small amount of copper in their diet but too much copper, especially for infants, can be harmful. Drinking water with high amounts…

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October 23, 2020 — Coronavirus statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction. *Probable cases are those that meet clinical and epidemiology criteria with no confirmatory laboratory test performed for COVID-19.**People are considered Recovered if they had a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 (or were considered a probable case) and are alive 30 days after symptom…

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HUBBELL – The advisory to avoid walking and biking along a 1,000 foot section of M-26 near the C&H Mineral Building in Hubbell has been lifted. It is now safe to resume activity in the right-of way of the highway. In April of 2018, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department issued a warning for people…

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The Copper Harbor Water Supply has an Action Level Exceedance for copper. The source water does not contain elevated copper; however higher levels of dissolved oxygen in the water is leading to corrosion of copper from plumbing fixtures inside residential homes. Copper is found naturally in the environment. Humans need a small amount of copper…

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