The Louisville Water Company is touting the latest water quality report. The annual report shows that the company meets or exceeds all state and federal water standards. New standards will be put into place next year, and spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith says new and renovated treatment plants will bring the company in line with the… Continue reading Water Company Report Shows Louisville Water Meets Standards
Several weeks ago, the water company found chromium 6 in the treated water. Water Company spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith says that’s unusual, because no Chromium 6 was found in the tunnel after the water was first filtered.
Months after the Environmental Working Group found what it declared an unsafe level of the carcinogenic chemical compound hexavalent chromium (chromium 6), the Louisville Water Company has confirmed the substance’s presence in city water. But, company officials say the water is still safe to drink.
The water company is already required to filter out total chromium, which also contains chromium 6. Loose chromium 6, however, may also be dangerous, and the State of California and the federal government are both considering regulating the compound.