Saturday , 24 September 2016

GREEN BAY PLANS NEW TESTS FOR LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

Green Bay will test only 7 percent of the city’s known lead water supply lines this year when determining whether its drinking water meets federal health standards. The city’s water utility is in the process of collecting samples from 100 homes out of the 1,742 known to get water from lead pipes. That’s the minimum amount of testing required by federal law to determine the effectiveness of the utility’s efforts over the past two years to minimize lead levels in drinking water. If no more than 10 of those homes being tested have unsafe levels of lead, the city’s water will be in compliance with health standards and the utility could be off the hook for any more remediation. http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2016/03/17/green-bay-water-utility-retesting-lead-levels/81859402/

 

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