Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

Backflow Contamination – Somerset, Mass.

There are many reasons a state drinking water agency would require a water system to tell customers not to drink the tap water.  Loss of distribution system pressure creating a backflow condition, for whatever cause, is just one such reason, as happened in Somerset, Mass.  Click here for a local news article reporting the ban.

Even if no one eventually becomes ill as in this case, a ban on tap water presents a significant inconvenience and many challenges to a community.  It is no fun at all….and something water systems should work hard to avoid. Click here for the article reporting lifting of the ban.