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Canandaigua officials clear up confusion over water quality issues: Water main break and THM readings unrelated

The Town of Canandaigua is trying to clear up confusion around water samples that showed alarming rates of contamination.

It stemmed from a letter that went out to residents of the Canandaigua-Farmington Water District stating that higher-than-allowed rates of trihalomethane, or THM, were detected.


Around the same time, there was a major water main break on State Route 332. A boil water advisory for parts of the area was issued.

Officials say the two incidents were not related. Some residents were concerned that the two issues may have been related. However, that was not the case.

THM levels are continuing to be monitored. The original miscommunication between town officials and residents involved the first letter sent out, which stated that levels were many times higher than allowed. A second letter stated that the levels were only slightly higher than allowed.



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