RIPR News
11:33 am
Tue October 23, 2001

Life Without Water

Burrillville – In the small Pascoag Water District, residents are waiting for life to return to normal. The water supply there is contaminated with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, also called MTBE. Residents have been advised not to drink or cook with the water. Many don't bathe with it either.

Some residents are reporting health symptoms that they suspect are linked to the water. State health officials say they do not believe there is any connection.

WRNI?s Av Harris reported on Morning Edition that it could be quite a while before reliable water service is restored.