NY Water, #1

Friday, October 19, 2007

from ny1.com, 7/05/07:
The Department of Health has lifted a warning about New York City’s drinking water.

Health officials say tests on the water have come back clean. The alert was originally put in place Thursday when dirt and other particles were detected in an upstate reservoir, but they have since run their course through the city's water system.

Officials believe the particles were churned up by Wednesday's thundershowers. Extra particles can interfere with the chlorination process, potentially contaminating the water supply.

Health officials said New Yorkers with compromised immune systems, like the elderly, pregnant women and infants were at risk.

The DOH says it will continue to work with city and state agencies to assess water quality and will monitor for possible illnesses associated with the water supply.