City Water System Receives E-P-A Violation

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(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

The City of Sheridan's water system has received Notice of Violation from the Environmental Protection Agency for exceeding the Total Coliform Rule. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.


Based on the City's E-P-A approved Monitoring plan, the city must take 15 monthly samples of the public water system that serves Sheridan residents, customers of the Sheridan Area Water Supply and the Downer Addition, to search for potential problems. In December of last year, two coliform positive samples were found in the same month, resulting in the E-P-A violation.

City of Sheridan Water Superintendent Tom Manolis says that the violation does not mean that there's a threat to public safety.

Manolis said that per E-P-A requirement, all water system customers will be receiving a public notice of the violation.

The superintendent added that this has happened in Sheridan in the past in 1994, 1996, 2001, and 2004, and that they are taking measures to improve testing protocol by taking samples directly from the water distribution system instead of faucets in residential and commercial establishments.

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