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New fountain will help keep Silver Lake clear of algae

LAKE PARK, Iowa (KTIV) - LAKE PARK, Iowa (KTIV)-Lake Park, Iowa, has made a change that will help the environment, and beautify the town.

Tuesday night, the town held a "water-breaking" ceremony to introduce a brand new fountain in Soddy's Cove at Silver Lake.

The fountain is named "Silver Spring," and the water movement it generates will help break up blue green algae that invades the water in the summer. That means Silver Spring doesn't just look good, it also symbolizes the community's efforts to improve the overall water quality of Silver Lake. "This is a functional step forward to improving the overall quality of Silver Lake," said Dickinson County Supervisor Paul Johnson. "It's the first of many steps that need to take place, but it points out that when a small community puts their heads to the problem, there is no stopping them."

The spring was purchased by Lake Park Municipal Utilities, and will run most of the summer. It will be lit up with red, white and blue lights from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July.

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