La Vergne Water System Receives EPA Violation

2008-05-28
La Vergne Water System Receives EPA Violation

According to the letter (PDF) we received yesterday, this is actually a continuation of the same EPA violation from September of last year.

The La Vergne System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)...

From what I've gathered, this means there is too much chemical by-product from the chlorine used to breakdown and treat organic matter in the water supply. THMs are considered carcinogenic.

The Daily News Journal goes into detail about past issues with the city of La Vergne and its water supply, including failing to notify citizens of problems.