Indiana Public Media: Bloomington Water Contaminants Rise, Remain Within EPA LimitPosted Jun 14, 2016
Measures taken to contain Disinfectant By-Products, or DBPs, in the Bloomington water supply appear to be successful, though DBPs rose in May.
DBPs are more likely to occur in warm temperatures, and officials are not surprised by the increase. Still, officials say in a statement the numbers “are far more favorable than those from March,” due to a number of changes to the treatment process.
“Moving the introduction of chlorine to a point later in the treatment... Read More »
Indiana Public Media: Lake Michigan Water Level Highest In 16 YearsPosted May 27, 2016
Water levels in Lake Michigan are at their highest point in the past 16 years. The level currently sits a foot higher than its long-term average of 578.8 feet. Officials say the cause is higher than average rain and snow levels.
“The reason they’re so high really started during 2013 and 2014 when the lakes had above average water supplies,” says Lauren Fry, lead forecaster at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District.
With more water entering the lakes, and... Read More »
Journal Gazette: Elkhart offers low-interest loans to replace lead water pipesPosted May 19, 2016
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Elkhart officials have decided to begin offering a new low-interest loan program to help low-income homeowners replace their lead-based water service lines.
The Elkhart Truth reports that the city hasn't had any problems with lead in its drinking water, but 142 homes have lead lines leading from the water main near the street into the water meter indoors. That's less than 1 percent of the city's 20,000 service lines.
The loan program allows homeowners to make a down... Read More »
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