“The Office of Emergency Management trailer is an emergency resource that the state Office of Emergency Management would like to have back in its stockpile reserve for potential incidents with current statewide drought like conditions,” said Eric Day, director of Clinton County Emergency Services. “Residents in the area will notice the change in trailers in the coming week; however, they can be assured that water in the new tanker will be potable.
“The source, testing and monitoring will be the same as it has been with the OEM tanker,” Kanoza said.
The Department of Transportation continues to provide bottled water to residents whose wells have tested positive for contaminants.
The Transportation Department contracted with a consulting firm to complete a detailed study to determine the cause of contamination and what contaminants are involved, and consultants have been contacting residents to collect water samples and conduct interviews.
Officials stressed that coordination and communication among agencies and the public are critical to reaching a solution for the problem.