#6: City water

With all the news lately of poisoned city water due to either lead in the system or added chemicals like fluoride and chlorine, I suggest we take a long hard look at our own city water and the safety of our people and do what we can to remove as much of these toxins as possible.

Dan O'Hern V

(Sent via Center Line Community Forum)

Response from Josh VanLieshout, City Administrator (Thank you, Josh):

Dan, thanks for your comment.  To meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the City of Sturgeon Bay, like all other community water systems is required to perform certain operation and maintenance activities, including chemical addition such as chlorine and fluoride to ensure that the water is safe to drink. An important component of these activities is sampling and analysis of the water quality at the wells and throughout the distribution system. The results of these monitoring efforts are made available to the public via the annual Consumer Confidence Report, updated by June 30th of each year. A copy of the most recent report can be viewed at: http://www.sbunet.com/media/water_quality_report.pdf.

You might also be interested in an article recently published by the Peninsula Pulse about the City’s water supply system, https://doorcountypulse.com/getting-lead-municipal-water-systems-door-county/. In it you will find more detail regarding our efforts to provide a safe and sustainable public drinking water supply.