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Independent testing finds city water well within regulations

Sweet Home's award-winning water is different. To combat a surge of turbidity from the drawdown of Green Peter reservoir into the city's municipal water source, Foster Lake, Public Works crews had to change the chemistry. A little bit more chlorine was added to help clean the water. Tints from plant tannins persisted through people's pipes anyway. The change sparked concern among a population unused to noticing the chlorine in their water, let alone a tea-like tint.

To help provide assurance and accuracy, The New Era conducted independent tests of the city's treated water. It's important to...

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