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Region's drinking water is safe, says Whalen

Concerned citizens encouraged to reach out to the Public Works department
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Citing levels of lead in older Ontario daycares and schools that could be considered dangerous when people absorb lead from the facilities’ drinking water, as it flows through lead pipes, “Rest assured the Region’s water is safe,” Thorold's Regional Councillor Tim Whalen stated at council Tuesday evening.

The topic arose at council after a Global News story carried by ThoroldNews on November 5, declared, "Drinking water at thousands of schools, daycares have dangerous lead levels."

Prior to 1960, lead was commonly used in plumbing, before being replaced by copper, the regional councillor added.

“If anyone is concerned,” reach out to the Public Works department, he advised.

Public Works and Community Services director Geoff Holman told the Thorold News citizens can call City Hall at 905-227-6613 or visit this page on the City's website for further information. 

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