Tulsa water to be tested by EPA
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Sunday, January 20, 2013
1/20/13 at 6:38 AM
As many as 4,500 city water service customers will be asked to provide water samples to be tested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The agency requires that municipal water suppliers test water samples for evidence of certain minerals, metals and contaminants.
Since Tulsa's water has been well within EPA standards for years, the city is required to test in fewer homes. This year the city will test the water in up to 200 homes.
The city will send out letters to customers next week to seek participation in the testing program.
The letters will include a questionnaire to help city officials determine whether the home is appropriate for testing.
Participating customers will be asked to fill a one-liter bottle with tap water - from a faucet or tap that has not been used for six hours - then place the bottle on their front doorstep to be picked up by a city employee driving a city vehicle.
The water samples will be analyzed to determine how much lead or copper is in the water. Participating customers will receive a copy of the laboratory results for their homes.
For more information, call 918-596-2100.
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