LYNDEN TOWNSHIP - A meeting will be held on Thursday night in Lynden Township for residents who have concerns about their well water.

Recent testing in the township showed naturally occurring metals that create bacteria are likely the cause of a recent odor in a few wells.

Lynden Township is just to the southeast of St. Cloud. 17 wells were tested last month after high metal counts were found in two private wells. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says follow up test revealed two metals (manganese and iron) that seem to occur naturally in the area.

Julie Kadrie with the Minnesota Department of Health says the recent findings will be presented during the open meeting.

"Residents will be able to learn more about the investigation and how they can take steps to manage their own drinking water from their wells."

The open house meeting will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lynden Township Hall at 21367 County Road 44.

There will be an open house format from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a presentation and additional time for any questions.