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01 / 10 / 2018
  - 11:18:50 AM
Bellingham Water Issue Not An Emergency

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Town of Bellingham is giving residents an update on the status of the town's water following a violation of the State’s drinking water standards.  Town officials say this is not an emergency, boiling your water is not necessary.  Bellingham is dealing with its first ever incident of Total Trihalomethanes, levels that are above drinking water standards and occur as a by-product when using Chlorine in the water disinfection and treatment of the town's water.  The town is in contact with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection discussing options and is working with engineers to analyze existing records and study the treatment processes and procedures, a process that is getting under in earnest this week.  By the middle of  February the town hopes to be preparing an action plan with the recommended steps to resolve the issue moving forward.  Right now this is a drinking “concern”, especially for those with an increased risk factor who would have to drink a lot of water over a long period of time, at which time there could be possible health effects.  To find out more go to the Town of Bellingham website where you’ll also find updates.