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Utilities Department Addresses Public Concerns Over Water Quality

Employees of the Bloomington Utilities Department met with local residents on Friday for another in a series of Town Hall meetings put on by the city government. The Utilities Department provides water to about 120,000 people in Monroe and Brown counties. The local water supply has been in the news recently, mostly because of increased levels of disinfectant byproducts in the water. We bring you part of Friday’s conversation now for a WFHB community report. The first question came from former Bloomington Mayor Tomi Allison, who asked about the water treatment issues. Allison said there has not been much conversation about the quality of the water in Lake Monroe, which holds the local water supply.

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