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No violations in city water report

June 6, 2014

Columbia City’s Water Department released a clean bill of health in its 2014 Consumer Confidence Report that was recently distributed to city residents.

Out of 12 areas of testing, none were in violation of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) standards.

Most testing was completed in 2013, though some contaminants are required to be tested less often, such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, fluoride, nickel and sodium, and date hasn’t been collected since 2012.

Though some contaminates were detected in the city’s water system, none were considered to be “action level” meaning the concentration of the contaminate required treatment.

In inorganic contaminates, Columbia City’s water is superior to the state’s standards.

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