Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Normal Well, Well, Well . . .

The "2009 Town of Normal Water Department Water Quality Report" shows that no drinking water violations were recorded during 2008. That’s good news. However, if you look at the last paragraph on page 3 of the report, you will read something that is perhaps not such good news:
“…the Illinois EPA has determined that the Normal Community Water Supply’s source water for wells #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #13 and #14 is susceptible to contamination.”

This does not mean that the water for these wells is contaminated, just that it is susceptible to contamination.

We take clean drinking water for granted and it would be nice to be able to continue to take it for granted. Most people probably don’t read the Water Quality Report but it is a good source of information about an important part of the quality of life in Normal.

Clean wells = living well? Well, in a way.

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