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Tainted-Water Timeline Proposed

Thu., Jan. 29, 1998, midnight

People maintaining private water systems should notify users of any contamination within three days, Rep. Wayne Meyer, R-Rathdrum said Wednesday. The House Environmental Affairs Committee agreed to debate a bill that would require the 72-hour timeline.

Meyer said the manager of the Avondale water district waited 21 days to notify the system’s 100 users that bacteria was found in a November sample.

“Anytime you get problems with a domestic water system, I think it’s important for notification to be made,” he said.

If the bill passes, people who fail to notify water uses of contaminated water could be charged with a misdemeanor. , DataTimes

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