Disinfectant byproduct levels still high

By Kevin Walters
Staff Writer

Even as Franklin and other cities wrestle with curbing the summer’s foul odors in their water supply, new test results show slightly higher annual average amounts of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water for the second consecutive period.

Franklin’s water customers were notified that new quarterly tests show the city exceeded state maximum contaminant levels for haloacetic acids, which can occur when disinfectants such as chlorine come into contact with the organic and inorganic material found in the water.

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