Gladewater officials: Water safe despite notice
POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:35pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:44pm
Gladewater, TX — Gladewater residents will be receiving a notice about elevated levels of a potentially harmful compound in the city’s water; however, Veolia Water and city officials said Monday the water is safe to drink.
According to a notice being sent out by the city, a recent analysis of drinking water produced for Gladewater by Veolia Water showed slightly elevated levels of a compound known as trihalomethanes. Don Martin of Veolia Water said trihalomethanes are a byproduct formed when chlorine, used to disinfect water, is given time to react with organic substances also present in the water.
However, the test is calculated on a 12-month average meaning test results are from last year’s water, Martin said.
The City of Gladewater recently launched a new water treatment plant and has put procedures in place, such making proper chemical additions and adjustments, with the new treatment system to reduce the problem moving forward, Martin said.
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