The City of Belleville would like to keep our customers updated and informed on the quality of water that the City is suppling and reassure our customers that the City’s water is safe to drink. Through normal testing over the years, City staff has been monitoring a slight increase in nitrate levels in the City’s water. The City is currently pumping water that is below State and EPA standards of the amount of nitrates that can safely be in your water. Earlier this year, the City’s new well tested above that amount before any pumping or distribution to customers began, so the well was never put into service. No water from this well was distributed to our customers. The City’s other well is producing water with a nitrate level below EPA standards, and this is the water that is being distributed to our customers. We are taking active measures to insure that the City continues to provide safe, quality water to our customers. At the beginning of 2018, City staff started testing our water every 1-2 months, instead of the mandated annual testing required by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment. We will continue this testing while Belleville’s Governing Body researches options to move forward. The City is working with multiple entities to develop a long term plan for Belleville to continue to have quality water.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding Belleville’s drinking water, don’t hesitate to call or stop by the City Office.Share post