EPA: Margaretta water violating purity standards

MARGARETTA TWP. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has cited Erie County's water system for vi
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

MARGARETTA TWP.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has cited Erie County's water system for violating contaminant standards for drinking water in the Margaretta area.

It is Erie County's first citation for exceeding Ohio EPA standards for total trihalomethanes, a chemical produced when drinking water is disinfected, said Dina Pierce, an EPA spokeswoman.

The Ohio EPA says people who drink water with too many trihalomethanes for too long could eventually have problems with their liver, kidneys or central nervous systems or have an increased risk of getting cancer.

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