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Open houses set on WX drinking water
by BY MELINDA WILLIAMS
Mar 01, 2013 | 762 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

WOODS CROSS — Woods Cross City will host a series of open houses to educate residents on the PCE (perchloroethylene) found in the city’s drinking water. 

The first open house will be March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The open houses will also solicit input from residents into possible solutions to providing clean drinking water to the community.

Other open houses will be on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and March 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Woods Cross produces more than 90 percent of its drinking water from groundwater wells located throughout the community.

The city collects and tests samples from these wells on a regular basis, according to a press release. Among the more than 80 contaminants sampled, PCE is present in low levels in four of the city’s five wells.

State and federal standards are being met, the press release said, however, the city is concerned about the continued impact of PCE on its water supply.

“The city has been studying options to address PCE contamination and is being proactive to ensure it does not affect our ability to deliver drinking water that meets all state and federal standards,” said Woods Cross City Manager Gary Uresk.

The same information will be available at each open house. The meetings will be informal and no presentation will be given. City representatives will be available to answer questions at all three open houses.

Public input will be used by public officials to help determine how best to address the PCE issue. An online version of the information provided at the open houses will be available before the first meeting is held.

More information on the open houses, along with answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the city’s website at www.woodscross.com.

 

mwilliams@davisclipper.com

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