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Water Treatment Officials Release Findings

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Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: Jonathan Merryman

Danville, VA - The Danville boil water advisory two weeks ago certainly put a strain on a lot of folks, and now Danville City Manager Joe King has apologized for the boil water advisory from early last week.

Water treatment officials say they have identified the problems and hope to prevent this from happening again in the future.

They say they have identified equipment needs to help with treatment and monitoring the water.

Officials say the huge storm a couple of weekends ago caused the treatment plant to become overwhelmed and not able to purify the water quick enough. They plan to prevent it in the future by purchasing a portable pump to empty the purifier a little quicker.

Officials say they never found a problem with the water, they just issued the boil water notice as a precaution.

"It wasn't that the water was contaminated, it just meant that it was a precaution to boil the water. But the water was pretty good quality, I think there was some misconception about that," said Barry Dunkley, the director of Water and Waste Utilities for Danville.

They are also working to notify customers quicker in the future when a problem happens.

Read the water assessment findings

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