Dartmouth Drinking Water In Violation Of EPA Standards
DARTMOUTH - While there is no emergency, officials in Dartmouth are informing the public of contaminated drinking water.
The Town of Dartmouth is notifying residents of its recent violation of drinking water standards imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a press release, the Town's Water Office and Health Department say that Dartmouth's drinking water has shown to contain levels of byproduct that exceeds the maximum containment level required by law. The byproduct is what is left over from the chlorine used by the town to disinfect the water.
According to the release, a water distribution site located at 751 Allen Street recorded the excessive levels. With no imminent risk to public health, the Town says alternative drinking supplies, such as bottled water, aren't needed. However, if you have any health concerns officials suggest consulting your doctor.
The Town also says it has recently flushed the distribution area in violation and is currently working with the DEP on a longer term corrective action plan to ensure compliance with EPA standards.
Any residents with questions or concerns are asked to contact Water Office Superintendent Steven Sullivan at 508-910-1804, or Director of Public Health Chris Michaud at 508-910-1804.