Water Safety in the Town of Boone, Officials Wish To Address Any Concerns From Public

Published Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

In light of recent events in Flint, Mich., the Town of Boone wishes to address any concerns its citizens might have about the water safety and quality in our town.

town-of-boone-logo2 sealThe Town of Boone Public Works department is required by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources to collect at least thirty water samples every three years to test specifically for lead.

The test list, which is approved by DENR, consists of buildings or homes which were constructed between the years of 1962 and 1987. The most recent testing wrapped up in August of 2015, with only one positive reading of lead at a Boone residence.

This result can most likely be linked to soldering installed on the pipes inside the residence. All positive findings are promptly reported to DENR, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. Non-lead specific testing takes place each month in the Town of Boone, with 20 randomly selected businesses being chosen and carefully tested by staff at the Water Treatment plant.

The process is much the same as above, with the list being approved by DENR and any positive findings being reported to both DENR and the EPA.

The Town of Boone invites its citizens to contact the Waste Water Treatment Plant or Water Treatment plant at 828-268-6998 at any time if they should have questions or concerns.

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