By Tim Kowols
It will be business as usual for the Village Kitchen in Casco with a few modifications after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources notified owner Chris Jacobs late Friday afternoon of high nitrate levels in her water supply. Jacobs sent the water sample to the lab earlier last week and heard back from the DNR about the higher levels of nitrates in her well water, which is considered anything above 10 parts per million. A sign has since been posted on the doors entering the popular restaurant advising small children, the elderly and pregnant women to not drink the water. Jacobs says she is working with the DNR and water professionals to address the issue.
Bottled water will be offered for patrons who request it at the Village Kitchen, but Jacobs has been assured by the DNR that she can still cook food with the water coming from the tap.