Water contamination concerns at condo complex in Lewisboro
"It used to look funny and it used to smell funny, but then it was okay, but then it would smell funny again and it would look funny again," said Joe DiGrazia, a resident.
At the Oakridge condo complex in the town Lewisboro not drinking the water isn’t exactly new.
For many the smell, the taste, the color means opting for bottled water, but a letter sent Thursday to residents set off alarm bells suggesting drinking or showering with the water could affect the liver or nervous system, even potentially cause cancer.
"We don’t drink the water so that’s good, but our showers have to be shorter, do not swallow the water when you brush your teeth," Wolff said.
The water is then treated, and pumped to homes.
In August, excessive levels of trihalomethanes were detected.
It’s the byproduct of naturally occurring materials like leaves, or plants mixing with chlorine.
But the Lewisboro town supervisor says the wording of the county’s public notice is way too strong.
Parsons says the water registered at acceptable levels until the threshold was recently changed and that the town has hired a consultant to find the cause of the problem.
If this were a true emergency he says his reaction would be much different.