Water commissioner reassures Rensselaer residents after concerning letter
November 21, 2017 07:36 PM
RENSSELAER - Residents in the city of Rensselaer had some questions about a letter they got about their water. NewsChannel 13 went looking for answers.
The city says there are elevated levels of THM, or trihalomethanes. That's a group of chemicals that's formed in drinking water during treatment by chlorine.
The city water commissioner, Dominic Tagliento, says he's been reassuring people all day.
He says one factor could be that they've put in a number of new lines.
"In other words, you had your regular chlorination going on at the plant and then you had chlorination of the lines. Troy put a big one in. We put a couple good-sized ones in ourselves. We purify them for two or three days. I think we get most of it out," explained Tagliento.
He says they are mandated to report THM over a certain level, but there is no need to boil the water.
Other local communities have also found elevated levels from time to time.
Updated: November 21, 2017 07:36 PM
Created: November 21, 2017 05:21 PM
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