BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - As Bossier City water system officials continue a “chlorine flush” to treat the city’s water, some residents have growing concerns about the amount of chemicals coming out of the faucets.
The treatment began after water at one site tested positive for what’s known as the “brain-eating amoeba.”
Some people living in Bossier City have reported a strong chlorine odor from their tap water.
Erin Brokovich, the famed environmental activist and consumer advocate, also expressed concerns about the amount of chlorine in the water on her Facebook page.
But recent documents obtained by KSLA News 12 show the chlorine levels in the city’s water remain acceptable, according to Environmental Protection Agency standards.
The documents, provided by Bossier City, include the latest available test results from water test sites. The tests were completed between October 9 and October 12.
Health officials tested the chlorine levels at 71 of the city’s test sites. Here is a breakdown of the chlorine levels found at those sites:
According to the EPA, the highest level of chlorine that is allowed in drinking water is 4.0 mg/L. None of the sites tested had water with chlorine levels that exceeded that requirement.
More than half the sites tested did have chlorine levels at 2.0 mg/L or above. For context, this is similar to the amount of chlorine that should be in swimming pools, according to the American Chemistry Council and The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.
You can review the test results in the documents below: