- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - Officials say Santa Teresa High School’s water supply doesn’t have arsenic in it after all.

KVIA-TV in El Paso reports (https://goo.gl/dHvJNJ) Camino Real Regional Utility Authority executive director Brent Westmoreland apologized last week after saying he was said he was “90 percent sure” Santa Teresa High School had arsenic in its water. He recanted a day later.

Gadsden school officials told KVIA-TV high school and elementary school in its southern New Mexico community have not been told to do anything about arsenic levels in drinking water.

Communities in southern New Mexico have had to deal with arsenic in their water supplies for years. The installation of a new water pump and water treatment plant in Santa Teresa is expected to solve the problem.


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