Coventry Fire District confronts arsenic in its water supply

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copyright the Chronicle November 9, 2016

by Elizabeth Trail

Water customers in Coventry village and some surrounding areas have been warned that they should avoid drinking unfiltered tap water.

The Coventry Fire District #1 (CFD) operates the public water supply, which serves about 60 homes, Coventry Village School, and public buildings. It got word from the state in September that the arsenic level in its well had gone over the legal limit of ten parts per billion.

The CFD immediately posted notices around town, told the select board and the school, and sent mailings out to users.

On November 3, about 40 people, most of them CFD water users, came to the Coventry Community Center to ask questions, express their opinions, and hear from state officials about what’s going to happen next.

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