Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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October 31, 2013

Berberian storms Selectman's meeting

Bancroft Road resident says town's water supply tainted

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“In general, it is not uncommon for sediment to build up at the bottom of large water storage tanks such as the 6 million gallon Bancroft Tank,” the letter said. “Specifically, water moving through a tank of this size does so at a very low velocity; thus, the tank acts as a ‘sink’ collecting any solids and naturally occurring dissolved metals which fall out of solution from the water.

“Even with the presence of this sediment, it should be noted that water serving the Town is tested in accordance with all requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). This testing has consistently indicated that the Town of Andover’s drinking water meets all EPA and MassDEP drinking water standards.”

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