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EWEB Disputes Water Quality Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Drinking water in Eugene may contain dangerous levels of contaminants, according to a new water quality report, but EWEB disputes that report.

The study released by the Environmental Working Group says there are slightly dangerous levels of a chlorine by-product in Eugene water.

A spokesman for EWEB says this report is not accurate because water in Eugene is some of the best in the country. He says EWEB water meets EPA standards.

“They’ve set the maxible contamination level at 80 parts per billion. EWEB’s water is four times below that level, so we’re not worried about it at all,” said Joe Harwood, EWEB spokesperson.

EWEB says disinfecting the water is necessary to keep people healthy.

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