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No Pesticides or Herbicides Found in Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ Water

July 21, 2017

No Pesticides or Herbicides Found in Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ Water

Third-party laboratory testing provides confirmation of no pesticides or herbicides in water

provided to Mount Pleasant residents

Mount Pleasant, S.C.  – July 21, 2017– After customer concerns surfaced on social media regarding pesticides in drinking water, Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) voluntarily expedited tests of its water. A third-party certified laboratory located in South Bend, Indiana analyzed 10 water samples collected from residents and businesses. Included, were samples from homes of customers who contacted MPW indicating they received positive results for pesticides after using at home testing kits.

The ten samples were analyzed for over 200 analytes, including pesticides, herbicides and other organic compounds. The compound Naled was brought up as a concern at the July 10th community meeting. Naled was tested for as well. None was detected.

Results were provided to MPW today and verify what historical data has indicated, no pesticides or herbicides are in the water provided to Mount Pleasant residents.

“We, the 136 employees at MPW, are committed to providing the nearly 85,000 residents of Mount Pleasant with clean, safe, and reliable drinking water. Public health and safety is our top priority. We conducted this testing in response to our customer’s concerns. We want to assure them that there are no pesticides or herbicides in the water and the water provided by Mount Pleasant Waterworks is safe,” said General Manager Clay Duffie.

MPW will hold a community meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 to review results and answer customer’s questions. The meeting will be held at Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ Operations Center located at 1619 Rifle Range Road and will begin at 6:30 pm.

“We have always and will continue to take our responsibility of protecting public health by providing clean safe water very seriously.”

To review the official laboratory report visit https://www.mountpleasantwaterworks.com/article/298.

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