Town of Wake Forest says its water is safe

Town of Wake Forest says its water is safe (Image 1)
Town of Wake Forest says its water is safe (Image 1)

The town of Wake Forest sought to assure residents Tuesday that the town's drinking supply is safe for cooking, bathing, drinking and all purposes.

NBC-17 Investigates revealed Thursday that state officials knew a cancer-causing chemical called trichloroethylene, or TCE, was in the water of a well in Wake Forest. The TCE has since spread to other wells, sparking intense concern in the community.

Town officials said Tuesday that Wake Forest residents who are City of Raleigh water customers can be confident their water is safe. Wake Forest gets its water from Raleigh.

The city said the two neighborhoods where TCE has been found are “well beyond the town's limits.”

“Those wells have nothing to do with the town's water system,” Town Manager Mark Williams said in a statement. “Although the residents in the affected neighborhoods have a Wake Forest address, they are not City of Raleigh water customers.”

In July 2005,Wake Forest and Raleigh merged their water and sewer systems, Wake Forest said. 

 

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