Water sparkling in Deer Lake: report

Paul Hutchings
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A report from the province’s Environment Department shows Deer Lake’s water system is giving the community some particularly clean water these days.

The town scored a 92 out of 100 on the province’s annual Drinking Water Safety Report. Council voted to accept the report Monday, in spite of one councillor’s objections on one particular figure found in the report.

As evidenced, the water’s aluminum level as tested is about  .01 of a percentage point higher than the recommended maximum of .2 per cent. The report contains no specific warning about the levels, and the councillors said they were not worried about the small number.

But Coun. Jean Young chose to air on the side of caution, stating a slight concern over the aluminum level.

“I know it’s a very small level, but research has shown that aluminum is responsible for a lot of health issues,” she said.

“I think we should be looking at it.”

Pasadena also received a passing grade in the same report from the province.

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Geographic location: Deer Lake, Pasadena

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