City responding to HAA5 levels in water
October 1, 2020
In last week's assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen reported that the city had recently been informed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation that they had surpassed allowable levels of HAA5 in the water supply. HAA5, or Haloacetic Acids, is a byproduct of organic material in the water being treated with chlorine during the disinfection process.
"It is important to remember organic material is always present in the source water treated for Wrangell's drinking water," reads a Sept. 24 press release from the city. "The organic material load changes throughout the y...