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Superior water safe to drink, tests say -- again

The city of Superior's water is safe to drink in the wake of the April 26 Husky Refinery fire, according to Superior Water, Light and Power. The utilities company said in a press release Friday that an independent lab found no volatile organic co...

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The city of Superior's water is safe to drink in the wake of the April 26 Husky Refinery fire, according to Superior Water, Light and Power.

The utilities company said in a press release Friday that an independent lab found no volatile organic compounds in the water. Samples were taken from both treated water and intake water, which is 300 feet off Minnesota Point and at 10 to 12 feet below the lake floor.

Levels of fluoride, chlorine, phosphates, PH and bacteria are routinely monitored, SWL&P said, and only "normal levels" have been reported.

"Although we had no reason to believe that the event resulted in any loss of water quality for SWL&P customers, working in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, we conducted additional water quality tests to assure customers of the safety of their water," SWL&P President Deb Amberg said in a press release Friday.

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