Faribault Municipal Well Field
Trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination in the municipal water supply of Faribault was first discovered in 1982. Two private water-supply wells, and four of five active municipal-supply wells in the city have been affected by the contamination. Concentrations of TCE in the city water supply have not exceeded the 5 microgram per liter standard for public water supplies since 1986. Careful management of the water supply system is currently minimizing exposure to TCE. The city is also taking steps to replace one of the affected wells, and upgrade the water supply system. At this time, no evidence exists of an unusual incidence of adverse health effects as a result of exposure to TCE from the city water supply.
Public Health Assessment
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