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COL. CITY WATER CHECKS OK: Chloroform violation under control; bad bottles cited

July 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents of Columbia City recently received an update on the quality of their drinking water.

Columbia City’s Water Department released its 2013 Consumer Confidence Report. The aim of the document was to inform citizens of what precisely goes into their water.

Water Department Superintendent Mike Dear said his department is required to release this report annually.

“It has the latest testing results,” he said. “It doesn’t change a whole lot from year to year.”

The report released to citizens reported no chemical violations. Dear said there was one violation, however, that was not disclosed on the report. The chloroform level was in violation. Upon retesting though, it was in compliance.

“I think it was bad bottles,” Dear said, noting once the department re-sampled the water with new bottles it was in compliance.

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