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Rochester reports elevated contaminant in water, says there is no danger

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Karen Dandurant, Fosters Daily Democrat

The city notified residents about an elevated contaminant level in the city water supply Wednesday, but assured the issue was minor and there was no danger to the public.

A required notice, sent to all the city’s water clients, reported what the city called a glitch in the system.

The notice stated, “The City of Rochester Water Department recently violated drinking water standards for disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We identified a configuration in the distribution system which created a higher than normal water age during a previous quarter.”

Matt Wyatt, spokesperson for the city, said the notice was sent out to all city water customers, as required by law, but the issue was limited to one of the four testing locations in the city.

“And I am assured the numbers correspond to about one part per billion,” Wyatt said. “No one has to boil water. It’s a minor issue, and we are only reacting as we are required to do so.”

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