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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney's municipal drinking water gets a passing grade

Annual report shows only excessive levels in ‘aesthetic elements’ iron and manganese


Last updated 6/14/2021 at 7:46am

CHENEY — The city’s drinking water has received the federal Environmental Protection Agency seal of approval when it comes to allowed level of contaminants contained with in the system’s eight wells, five reservoirs and 40-plus miles of piping.

According to the city’s annual Consumer Confidence Report for 2020, there were no violations in any of the 13 areas tested, with 11 elements within acceptable ranges. The only two elements outside the “maximum contaminant level (MCL)” — the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water — were iron and manganese, both of whi...

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