- Associated Press - Friday, May 18, 2018

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Rutland officials say the city water has kept getting cleaner since a series of tweaks to the Rutland water system.

Public Works Superintendent Jeffrey Wennberg said Thursday that a series of small changes have paid off more than anyone expected, meeting state standards for six years running.

The Rutland Herald reports the substances previously at issue were haleoacetic acids, which are created when the disinfectant chlorine comes into contact with organic matter. The substances seem to be disappearing on a downward trend.

Wennberg attributed the brunt of the change to “very aggressive housekeeping,” saying the city flushed out water more efficiently and followed a long-neglected maintenance schedule at the water treatment plant.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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