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City water report: drinking water meets quality requirements

The report details test results regarding several types of contaminants that are measured across the nation.

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The city of Gillette’s drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds federal and local requirements, the Water Division reported.

According to the 2022 Consumer Confidence Report, the city’s lead and copper tests in 2022 showed the city’s water’s below the Action Level. The Environmental Protection Agency requires the city to conduct the tests at least every 3 years.

The report said the Water Division’s responsible for providing high quality drinking water but can’t control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.

Residents can minimize lead exposure by flushing the tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking when it’s been sitting for several hours. Anyone concerned about water’s lead content can have water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline, at 1-800-426-4791, or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

The city said residents should report any sudden change in taste or smell in their drinking water to their water supplier by calling the City of Gillette Water Division at 307-686-5276.