Hamilton’s 2017 annual water quality report was released last week, reporting no violations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.
The town’s water was tested for microbiological, lead and copper, radiological and other chemical contaminants. The report also gives residents some advice on how to protect against potential lead exposure in water that has been sitting for several hours—by flushing the tap for 30 to 120 seconds or until water gets cold or reaches a steady temperature.
The full report can be viewed at town.hamilton.va.us. Hard copies of the report have also been included with residents’ June utility bill.