Health Care
8:13 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Legislation Requiring Water Authorities Have Better Alert Systems to Be Introduced Next Year

State Senator Paul Fogarty says he will introduce legislation next year requiring water utilities to have access to automated phone alert systems.  The initiative was prompted by the boil water advisory issued for parts of Kent County Sunday. Several hours elapsed between the time bacteria was found in the system and customers were notified.

Fogarty said water utilities have a unique responsibility. When they have a problem, he says, it’s vital they notify customers immediately.

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