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New Contaminants Found in Durham Water

Posted July 11, 2007 8:43 p.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2007 11:06 a.m. EDT

— While Durham cleans up the lead in its water supply, tests by water officials found new contaminants in the drinking water.

Tests by Durham’s Water Management Department discovered two new types of compounds, trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids, in the water supply. The compounds were present at half of the sampling sites, most of which were businesses.

Water Management workers are adjusting the city’s water treatment processes until the presence of those compounds comes down to safe levels.