FRANKLIN WATER UPDATE: Fluoride Levels Decreasing, Some Areas Remain Elevated

| February 14, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – The City of Franklin issued an update on the water issue Wednesday afternoon.

As of February 14, the fluoride levels measured are listed as follows:

– Cauvel’s Office: .32 mg/L
– Caring Place: .49 mg/L
– Franklin YMCA: .27 mg/L
– Central Elementary School: .12 mg/L
– Seventh Street School: .32 mg/L
– Water Works tanks: .27 mg/L
– Rocky Grove High School Cafeteria: .87 mg/L
– Save A Lot: .74 mg/L
– Oak Hill Apartments Recreation Center: 2.0+ mg/L
– Third Street Water garage: .69 mg/L
– Oak Hill tank: .46 mg/L
– 33 Gilfillan Street: 1.05 mg/L
– Child Development Center, 12th Street: .26 mg/L
– City Hall: .23 mg/L
– 112 Circle Street: .81 mg/L
– Giant Eagle: 2.0+ mg/L
– 1145 Elk Street: .20 mg/L

The City of Franklin also noted that these levels are uncertified.

Franklin city officials and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection representatives have been working together on the issues with Franklin’s water since late last week. In a previous article, Franklin City Manager Tracy Jamieson shared further details about the cause of the issues with water, and the steps being taken to correct the situation.

As reported earlier, Pennsylvania’s maximum allowable level is 2 mg/L, but since Franklin’s normal level is .9 mg/L, the DEP considers anything over .9 mg/L to be elevated.

The city is making efforts to get all levels below .9mg/L.

According to the City of Franklin, “Levels, for the most part, have been decreasing since this event occurred. For those areas that are still higher than what we want, we will continue to flush the lines and we ask that residences in those high pocket areas to let their water run throughout their residences or places of business for 15 to 30 minutes.”

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