The state Water Commission has approved a project to provide the city of Leonard, in Cass County, a new water supply.
The city had been getting its water from wells. But those wells have high levels of arsenic.
Duane Wadeson is from Leonard. He became ill in December, 2014.
"High fever, hair loss, nausea, high white blood count" were Wadeson's symptoms. He says at first, doctors couldn't find the problem. Then, he asked for a poison test.
"The arsenic in my body came up way, way high," Wadeson said. "It was higher than they'd ever seen in this area.'