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Airway Heights has utilized other options to keep from using contaminated water


Last updated 7/5/2018 at 8:49am

Grace Pohl

The new filtration system Fairchild Air Force Base has been working on will help test the water in Airway Heights.

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report came out regarding some of the contaminants that were found in the water in Airway Heights last May. The 852-page document concluded that the PFOA/PFOS could be more damaging than people thought before, but the city has actually not been using any water that was contaminated last year.

"We know that any level (of the chemicals) isn't acceptable," Public Works Director Kevin Anderson said. "I think we are at the leading edge of this issue. With the CDC report, more and more people are paying attention."

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