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CITY OF PRINCETON: Chlorine Levels above Drinking Water Standards

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By Press release submission | Jan 18, 2020


City of Princeton issued the following announcement on Jan. 18.

City of Princeton Had Levels of Chlorine above Drinking Water Standards

Our water systemrecently violated adrinking water standard.Althoughthis isnot anemergency,as

our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, andwhatwe did (are

doing)to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received

during October and November 2019 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum

residual disinfectant levels (MRDL), for chlorine.The standard for chlorine is 4.0 mg/L. The running

annual average level of chlorine during these 2 months was 4.1 mg/L.

What should I do?

• You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have

specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean?

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However,

some people who use water containing chlorine well in excess of the MRDL could experience

irritating effects to their eyes and nose. Some people who drink water containing chlorine well in

excess of the MRDL could experience stomach discomfort.

What is beingdone?

Chlorine levels are continuing tobemonitored and theissue has been resolved. Levels have

returned to normal and are below the maximum residual disinfectant level of 4.0 mg/L.

For more information, please contact Tim Forristall at (815) 875-2631 ext. 1701/1301

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