Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: water systems no longer under EPA advisory

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MONTGOMERY, Ala.--On Thursday Governor Bentley announced no water systems in Alabama are currently affected by the Environmental Protection Agency's final health advisory.

According to a news release, the Governor says the plan for the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority to purchase water from Decatur Utilities and blending it with the water system was successful.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management tested the water, and results show that both PFOS and PFOA  levels were below the detectable limits.  Those chemicals  are said to lead to all kinds of health concerns, including cancer.

WHNT News 19 spoke with Don Sims, the General Manager of the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority and asked if he was ready to lift the Do Not Drink Advisory.  He said he is awaiting instruction from the Department of Public Health regarding the ongoing testing on their water.  Sims says they are still moving ahead with plans for new filtration systems, which are expected to go online in September.




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