"We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants to ensure the safety of the water supply. On September 26, 2018 our water system was notified that a water sample collected on September 25, 2018 from Well #2 tested positive for E.coli, which is a fecal indicator. Fecal indicators are used to detect ground water sources that may be susceptible to fecal contamination which may contain harmful viruses or bacteria. When we learned of the fecal positive sample, THE WELL WAS IMMEDIATELY TAKEN OFFLINE.
The water delivered to your taps through the distribution system is treated with ultrafiltration and disinfected with chlorine to kill viruses and bacteria, including E.coli. It is important to note that samples collected on September 26, 2018 in the distribution system did NOT detect any fecal contaminants.
This source is one of 12 active wells that supplies drinking water to our system. In accordance with the federal Ground Water Rule (GWR) requirements, we are notifying you of the situation and conducting additional sampling to evaluate the extent of potential fecal contamination and will take further actions as necessary."
This is a formal notification per regulatory requirements.
The full text of the Drinking Water Notice can be found here
|Franklin Residents: Drinking Water Notice from The Department of Public Works|