DPW Commissioner Josh Cansler explained there have been 23 samples analyzed for PCBs between 2002 and 2009, and in only one instance were they found in the raw water at a level of 9.57 parts per trillion, which is about 50 times less than the EPA level for safe drinking water.
The town does PCB tests quarterly. That's twice as often as if required, which costs about an extra $25,000 per year.
The town is required to conduct a litany of tests to account for a range of elements both o the raw and finished water. 7,300 analyses have been conducted since 1996.
The Town Board set a public hearing on the issue of water supply options to be held at the Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13.""