Green River Star -

By David Martin

Water violates treatment standard

Still safe to drink


March 15, 2017

Increased runoff into the Green River has resulted in more particles in drinking water treated by the Joint Powers Water Board, triggering an EPA violation.

Water treated at the Joint Powers Water Board facility in Green River recently violated EPA drinking water standards, according to a notice provided by the board. Water sampled on March 13 contained higher than permitted levels of turbidity, a measurement of cloudiness in the liquid. Water sampled was shown to have 1.49 units of turbidity, which exceeds EPA standards of not more than 1 unit. Normally, water from the treatment plant has...

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