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Posted on: June 3, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City of Sequim to Conduct Independent Test for Freon-22

The City of Sequim acknowledges the information in the attached news release from The Clallam County Department of Health & Human Services.

The City of Sequim Public Works Department actively monitors the City of Sequim water system and assures City of Sequim water customers that this discovery in Deytona poses no immediate threat to the City’s water supply. The last volatile organic compound sampling conducted for the City’s well field showed no abnormalities. The City will begin specific testing for Freon-22 next week and will continue testing for as long as needed.

“City of Sequim water customers can be confident that their water is not affected by this recent discovery,” said Public Works Director Paul Haines. “The Deytona water system is approximately three quarters of a mile away from the closest City well field and the City draws from a different and deeper aquifer. The City’s Wellhead Protection Plan shows that water coming from the Deytona well area will take over a year to reach the City wells.”

“The City has multiple sources of water. Should we discover any problems with the water, we can draw from one of our wells upstream from the Deytona well to supply our system and ensure that our customers will continue to receive safe drinking water,” Haines said.

The City of Sequim will continue to work with Clallam County and the Washington State Department of Health as needed.

Please contact Paul Haines in City of Sequim Public Works Department at 681-3434 or with questions.

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