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Drinking water supplies around Owasco test high for treatment byproduct

Some drinking water supplies in Cayuga County have excessive quantities of a water treatment byproduct, according to a new health department report.

The Auburn Citizen reports that the Cayuga County Health Department notified customers in the impacted areas.

These areas have been found to exceed the federal standard for trihalomethanes.



Long-term exposure to it can increase the risk of cancer, but officials say there’s no need to take special measures at this time.

Officials also note that monitoring will continue to ensure levels do not move further.

Check out the full-report from The Auburn Citizen.



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