Mayor says tumut river flows warning system needed
A new wastewater treatment system on the south edge of downtown could improve the city’s ability to detect a number of serious pollutants, including PCBs, that are believed to be causing an alarming surge in asthma attacks that has caused death, illness and respiratory damage in a growing number of residents.
Mayor Charlie Hales has asked the state Health and Environment Department to develop an “unified, comprehensive water quality warning system that provides greater sensitivity” to the problems and will be used to monitor more than 3,000 municipal water treatment plants across the state. The system could serve as an incentive for developers and property owners to reduce toxic waste and replace contaminated materials as needed in their communities.
“Wastewater treatment plants are extremely difficult to regulate in a reasonable and timely manner. They must monitor water quality in response to changes in levels of pollutants,” Hales said. “But, the state is starting to develop more resources to help municipalities protect and improve their quality of life.”
Water quality standards require municipal treatment plants to treat some types of pollution — such as industrial pollutants, agricultural and chemical pollutants, heavy metals, pathogens, pesticides, salts and heavy metals — using a chemical-based treatment method that creates a protective coating, called an alumina-based filtration system. Other contaminants, such as nitrogen, oxygen and chlorides are removed or removed only by applying a high-pressure spray with an alumina-based filtration system.
Hales announced the plan after a federal health warning on Sept. 18, 2015, that warned of a “high risk” of elevated air pollution, a health hazard, a health risk category B “health concern” and one-third the acceptable level of concentration of benzene as well as a number of other concentrations.
There are several levels of benzene, Hales said, and there are about two dozen examples that come directly from the municipal water treatment plants with at least 10 of them at these locations. He added that more testing of municipal plants is needed to see if some other types of contaminants might be released into the air or water, as well as any health risks. He said the new plan, called “Wastewater Treatment System Implementation,” requires a total of two more years of implementation and testing before it is a viable concept.
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