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EPA Tells City Of Bedford To Stop Using Chlorine To Treat Water

Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

(BEDFORD) - The City of Bedford was informed by the Environmental Protection Agency that they must stop using chlorine to treat the city’s water.

Chlorine is on the EPA's list of the Top 100 most dangerous chemicals. The EPA recommends the city switch to sodium hypochlorite - bleach to treat it water.

Utilities Director Misty Adams says to make the change the city must purchase new equipment at an estimated cost of $1 million.

The Times Mail reports, the project project could be paid out of the city's bond city's bond anticipation note. The city borrowed $5 million for its extensive water and sewer replacement projects, and there is money available in the bond issue for this project.

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