TOTTENHAM MUNICIPAL WATER
HAS TESTED ABOVE MAXIMUM LEVELS FOR
TRIHALOMETHANES & IRON
FOR OVER 19 YEARS!
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These are the issues:
Tottenham water has tested above maximum levels for IRON & TRIHALOMETHANES for most of the last 20 years.
Tottenham uses well water that has high levels of organic matter and iron. In order to erase the possibility of harmful organisms entering our drinking water, the water is treated with high levels of chlorine. When the chlorine reacts with the organic matter, it creates a byproduct called TRIHALOMETHANES.
TRIHALOMETHANES are carcinogens that are known to cause cancer, stillbirths and/or miscarriges.
High IRON levels cause discoloured laundry, stained water fixtures and frequent and costly water filter changes.
It has been 19 years since Tottenham was told it would be receiving its water by pipeline from the Collingwood Water Treatment Facility. Alliston and Beeton have had the pipeline for years.
Tottenham pays the same water rates as Alliston and Beeton. But Tottenham receives water that is often brown and contains above maximum acceptable levels of TRIHALOMETHANES. Alliston and Beeton receive water that is safe, clean and clear. They do not need to purchase personal water filtration systems and continue to replace the filters before they are due in order to have clear and safe water for individual residences.
Even if New Tecumseth Council votes to improve our water situation, we are still years away from any resolution.