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Press release: City of Bloomington Utilities Publishes Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The following press release was sent to The Bloomingtonian by the City of Bloomington Monday: 

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2021

For more information please contact:

Holly McLauchlin, Communications Manager, City of Bloomington Utilities, [email protected], 812-361-2800

City of Bloomington Utilities Publishes Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Bloomington, Ind. – City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) has published their annual drinking water quality report. As part of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires community water systems to deliver a Consumer Confidence Report, also known as an annual drinking water quality report, to their customers. These reports provide information about local drinking water quality, data from tests conducted the previous year, and contact information for any questions or concerns. Listed in the 2021 report are the 12 contaminants detected in Bloomington’s drinking water during 2020, such as disinfectant byproducts (DBPs), lead, and copper. All are within allowable levels. Not listed are the more than 65 primary contaminants that were tested for and not detected.  CBU customers can find their report at bloomington.in.gov/water-quality-report.pdf.

In addition to the annual report, the City updates data about drinking water at its open data portal, B-Clear.  Datasets include current and historic information about lead and copper, organic matter, and DBPs, among other materials measured.  In all, the site comprises 15 datasets relating to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater including those tracking plant energy consumption, sanitary sewer overflows, and the results of the COVID-19 monitoring program CBU has participated in since August 2020, among other information.

“The City is committed to providing healthy drinking water for our water customers, together with transparency about its condition,” said Mayor John Hamilton.  “I commend CBU for their stewardship of our water and our natural environment as a whole, and encourage residents to explore this year’s water report to learn more.”

If you have questions about the annual drinking water quality report, or to request that a paper copy be mailed to you, contact CBU’s Water Quality team at [email protected] or (812) 349-3655.

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