Although that chemical plume in the Ohio River didn't contaminate Evansville's water supply, it did leave an impact.
The good news is the water is safe to drink. The plume we've been talking about for several days has now come and gone.
"Not knowing what the strength of the chemical might have been when it got here and the fact that you want to be ahead of it, not behind it, where any of it would ever get into the system here. Right now, we're probably producing some of the most pure water, clean water, if you will. We've always met and exceeded standards, but this is going to far exceed water quality standards for a period of time here. It's expensive, but it's worth the investment," says Allen Mounts, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Director.
The city's water utility has been hit hard with nearly 120 water main breaks across the city so far this year. They say they hope to have an estimate on the cost soon.
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