City water meets water quality standards

Columbus City Utilities has received a clean bill of health after tests of its water supply revealed no major issues.

The utility’s 2017 water quality report indicates that it met all water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the American Water Works Association.

The report, covering the 2016 calendar year, noted there were no violations of the standards and that all monitoring requirements set by IDEM were met or exceeded.

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