Recent water tests have shown the presence of total coliform bacteria in the water system. Total coliform bacteria, a naturally present bacteria in the environment, is not harmful and is used as an indicator organism for State and Federal testing.
We have begun a temporary process of chlorinating our water system at low levels for the next two weeks.
During this time, Members may notice a slight odor of chlorine, you may also notice trace of amounts of Iron and Manganese, this is a result of those minerals being oxidized by the chlorine. Please note, the water is, and will continue to be, safe to drink.
Following is an informational sheet with regard to Total Coliform Bacteria. Maine DWP – Coliform Bacteria
More information can also be found at: https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/revised-total-coliform-rule-and-total-coliform-rule