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Bloomington Utilities To Spend $100,000 On Engineering Study
Updated October 12, 2015 10:15 AM | Filed under: Utilities
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington's utilities department is looking at spending about $100,000 for an engineering study to ensure customers' drinking water remains at a high quality.

City of Bloomington Utilities director Patrick Murphy says the department is concerned with increased levels of disinfectant byproducts that are the result of treating water from Lake Monroe. A recent report assessing water quality from 2014 shows that the disinfectant byproducts are within allowable levels but have been rising slowly over the past few years.

Murphy tells The Bloomington Herald Times that officials are thinking about hiring an engineering firm to analyze the city's water and treatment methods in hopes of reducing the potentially harmful byproducts.

He says the issue is expected to go before the Utilities Service Board in the coming weeks.

The reservoir is the source of water for not only Bloomington but other nearby communities, including Ellettsville and Nashville.

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