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New Illinois EPA water regulations won’t affect Quincy

Some Illinois towns could see a difference in their water after the Illinois EPA changed regulations for the minimum amount of chlorine in drinking water.

Quincy officials said those regulations won’t change what they’re doing.

That’s because the city is already in compliance with the new regulation.

City officials said they typically use double the new minimum amount of chlorine required.

“Cleanliness is actually the big driver for us. So, if you start getting lower levels of chlorine there is a possibility of some film growing on the inside of the pipe,” said city engineer Jeffrey Conte.

Conte said they will continue to operate as they have been and the new regulations won’t cost the city any extra money.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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