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Lawrence Water Utility needs residents' participation in water sampling study

Posted at 8:24 AM, Oct 13, 2017

LAWRENCE, Ind. -- The City of Lawrence is assuring customers the water is safe to drink, but they need your help to make sure you’re getting an EXTRA level of protection. 

The utility recently conducted its required lead and copper sampling for 2017. Thirty customers participated in collecting samples from their home taps.

Officials say the tests showed no issues with lead, but there was a small increase in the copper level. 

Lawrence Utilities Superintendent Scott Salsbery says there’s no need to worry because the levels are so small that they aren't harmful and the city has already started taking action to increase water protection. 

As part of that, additional testing for copper is now required by the EPA.

For this phase, the city needs another 30 households to participate in the sampling, bringing the total number of participants to 60. 

Salsberry says they need samples from houses that were built before 1986.  The samples will be monitored every 6 months until the copper is back at an acceptable level. 

If you’d like to participate, contact Lawrence Utilities.

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