News Release: Level of trihalomethanes in Columbia water increases

Friday, May 2, 2008 | 11:12 a.m. CDT; updated 8:10 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

(Columbia, MO) -- For more than three decades, Columbia’s water met or exceeded all standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Columbia’s water is tested more frequently and more thoroughly than is required by law. More than 4,000 tests are run each year on samples from 39 locations throughout Columbia. Through this testing the utility staff became aware of a problem and is working to ensure that Columbia’s water continues to be a high quality resource for the community.