Despite notice, Manchester Water Works says bacteria level is safe
“All this notification stuff is confusing people more than anything else,” he said. “The (EPA) standard for public notification is screwy, it’s flawed.”
Paris said officials at Water Works continue to field questions about the notice. So does the New Hampshire Union Leader.
But he stressed that the bacteria is plentiful in the natural environment and not harmful.
Paris said he could have opted to send out the notice to all customers in August, but he decided to include it in the 90-day billing cycle, saving about $6,000 in postage.
Sarah Pillsbury, who oversees drinking water programs at the Department of Environmental Services, said the EPA allows states to adopt the rule ahead of schedule, and New Hampshire could have a new rule on the books in early 2015.
“If we want to run the Safe Water Drinking Act out of New Hampshire instead of Washington, D.C.,” Pillsbury said, “we have to agree to do certain things.”
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