RUTLAND - For the 18,500 residents of Rutland City and Rutland Town using Rutland City's municipal water, the quality of their tap water will get a lot better after new filters are up and running sometime next year. The city's Department of Public Works (DPW) began testing a series of its own experimental filters last week in the cool, damp subterranean piperoom inside the city water plant in Rutland Town.
The city's in-house "experiment", according to DPW's Mike Garafino, will continue for several months.
While Rutland's water supply is completely safe and among the best tasting in the state-at least according to one website survey-haloacetic acid (HAA) levels have been elevated in recent years. Federal and state water quality regulations require that the city lowers HAA levels.
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