Drinking Louisville tap water is safe

Drinking Louisville tap water is safe

Drinking Louisville tap water is safe

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by Michelle Metz

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS 11) -- Drinking Louisville's tap water is safe. Louisville Water Company released that there are no detections of MCHM in Louisville's drinking water.

On January 9th MCHM chemical was spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia. The chemical containted water passed through the Louisville area of the Ohio River on Friday.

Louisville water scientists measured the highest point of the chemical at 3.5 parts per billion.

The Center for Disease Controls said that levels of MCHM below 50 parts per billion did not pose a public health concern.

Saturday morning Louisville Water reported there were no detections of MCHM in the Ohio River.

The Crescent Hill Filtration Plant is effectively removing the chemical amounts using carbon filtration. There is no MCHM in Louisville's drinking water being produced at the plant.

Louisville Water will continue the treatment on through Sunday.

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