Measures taken to contain Disinfectant By-Products, DBPs, in the Bloomington water supply appear to be successful, though DBPs rose in May.
Water plays a large role in public health and the economy, and Bloomington is fighting to keep its water in line with federal regulations.
The city is using a multifaceted approach to address the pollutants.
Bill author Rep. David Wolkins has been working to pass versions of this legislation for four years.
Florea is representing the program, Water Quality Indiana, at a White House summit.
Despite the low health risks, Eastern Howard High School will offer free, voluntary testing.
Residents concerned about their water can get it tested at a certified lab.
DBPs are linked to health risks including cancer. According to Bloomington's mayor, DBPs levels are below the EPA’s standards, but are trending upwards.
Two times over the last 18 months, DBPs have hit a 75% threshold. Industry best practices suggest a level of less than 50%.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating what pollutants exist in a south-central Indiana waterway.