Thursday, December 14, 2006

Arsenic Removal Is Costly

U.S. Water News:

DOYLESTOWN, Pa.-- New federal standards have forced authorities in Bucks County to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to reduce the amount of naturally occurring arsenic in their water systems.

A federal law enacted in January cuts the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10. At least seven communities and three schools have water supplies that test above the new limit.

But Michael Brzezecki, superintendent of Quakertown's water department, said the arsenic levels are not cause for alarm.