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Plan for cleaning the water

November 13, 2011

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Manganese levels in the town’s water source have gradually increased over the last five to 10 years, resulting in black powder-like sediment in the distribution system. The Water Department has installed a chemical-injection system to separate manganese from the water in order to alleviate this problem. The state Department of Environmental Protection has inspected the treatment system and will finalize an ongoing sampling and testing plan.