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Concerns Arise Over Water Quality Following Camp Fire

Butte Environmental Council said that groundwater contamination will likely not happen right away, but they do recommend getting it tested.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2018 3:45 PM
Updated: Nov. 21, 2018 3:45 PM

Speech to Text for Concerns Arise Over Water Quality Following Camp Fire

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victims. ### meaghan meaghan all the ash and fire debris has many worried about the quality of their drinking water. vo we spoke with the butte environmental council. they say any groundwater contamination will likely not happen right away. surface water can take a while to run down through the soil and if you rely on groundwater, the council recommends getting your water tested with butte county public health for a small fee. sot full you go into their office on oleander, you get a little container on how to gather samples, and within a day or so they will tell you if your water is safe for drinking. vo meaghan meaghan residents in paradise get most of their water from surface water. the council says paradise irrigation district provides and treats the water to the area. the council adds should there be any issue with the quality of the water, residents will be notified. in our next half hour - we'll dig deeper into this issue, as well as the impact on food quality in the area. ###
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