Monday, August 4, 2014

Water Safe to Drink in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - “Augusta Utilities’ treated water continues to exceed all federal and state drinking water standards. I’m also so proud to share with you that Augusta Utilities’ treatment plants won either Gold or Platinum awards for perfect regulatory compliance in 2013.” Statement from Tom Wiedmeier, Utilities Department Director. There is nothing to be concerned about the situation in Toledo, Ohio, where more than 400.000 residents didn't have for two days drinkable water for toxic contamination, according to the local Utilities.

Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a growing number of algae blooms have turned the water into a pea soup color in recent summers, leaving behind toxins that can sicken people and kill pets.

In fact, the problems on the shallowest of the five Great Lakes brought on by farm runoff (fertilizers) and sludge from sewage treatment plants have been building for more than a decade, experts said.

In Augusta the water quality exceed all federal and state water standards up to date, according to Augusta Utilities.

Following the report from 2013


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