EPA: 8 Alaska drinking water systems in violation

Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010

SEATTLE - Federal regulators say eight Alaska drinking water systems have violated the law and must conduct tests required to protect public health or face potential fines.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday the eight systems did not complete required sampling and - or - did not submit a summary report to the EPA that was due on July 1.

The agency has ordered the systems to conduct the required sampling and complete their reports.

The EPA compliance orders were issued to these Alaska systems:

• Alakanuk Water System, 570 customers

• Bethel - City S/D Water System, 700 customers

• Bethel Heights Water System, 1,270 customers

• Craig Public Works, ,475 customers

• Emmonak Water System, 820 customers

• Klawock, 904 customers

• Kotlik Water System, 591 customers

• YK Delta Regional Hospital, 510 customers

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