Lead levels in Hatfield drinking water back to normal

Hampshire County

Higher than acceptable levels of lead were found in Hatfield drinking water earlier this year.

Water tests taken back in September showed two residences with lead in the water. The two homes were tested again two weeks later and their lead levels were back to normal.

Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water and can cause damage to the brain and kidneys. After recent tests, Water is now testing clean in Hatfield.

“We just think it was a one-off,” Hatfield DPW Superintendent Anthony Lastowski told 22News. “After the Flint, Michigan thing, the DEP and EPA have much stricter mandates and don’t want to take any chances and neither do we.”

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is requiring that Hatfield test its water more often. Instead of testing the water every three years, they will now test twice a year.

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