Group to release recommendations on making water safer to drink

December 18, 2018 06:01 PM

Connie Plouffe of Petersburgh has her own filtration system. The water from her tap comes from her well.

"We do the changes so we know that they're being changed on a timely manner. So I've broken down to just recently to try to trust what's coming out of my tap at this point," Connie said.

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She and her daughter Jennifer are part of a class action suit led by Weitz & Luxenberg. They have pushed the NYS Drinking Water Quality Council to set acceptable levels once and for all. There have been five meetings. The last one was in October.

The New York State Health Department says that there are filters in place, there's an Advanced Oxidative Process for 1.4-Dioxane and the state has added $200 million in additional grants.

"Starting to regulate it and starting to put a number on what is an acceptable level, you really, if you think about it, how much poison do you want in your water?" said Jennifer.


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