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Columbus Water Works: No lead worries in local water

MIKE OWEN

mowen@ledger-enquirer.com

Columbus' water supply is safe, Columbus Water Works officials say.
Columbus' water supply is safe, Columbus Water Works officials say.

Columbus residents do not have to worry about the kinds of water problems plaguing residents of Flint, Mich., Columbus Water Works said in a release today.

According to published reports, two factors led to the crisis in Flint: inadequate corrosion control, and lead or partial lead service lines in the water distribution system

There are no lead service lines in the local system and corrosion control is monitored closely, water works officials said in the release.  The local water is also in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead and copper rule has remained within regulatory limits since analysis began in 1992.

As reported in Water Works’ most recent Annual Water Quality Report mailed to all customers, water is tested at the customer’s tap and these tests show that the water is safe and meets EPA’s lead and copper regulations.

The report also contains general information about lead in drinking water and is available on water works’ website, www.cwwga.org/.

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