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Steelton officials set the record straight on water concerns

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STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) -

Monday's Steelton Borough Council meeting was all about the drinking water controversy. Some residents felt betrayed, others felt like they were victims of a cover-up.

In November, the Department of Environmental Protection investigated the borough's water and found it was not being treated property. They also determined that the former operator had filed false reports.

Borough manager Sara Gellatly says there was no need to issue a boil water advisory because they had properly treated the giardia concern and the DEP was keeping a close watch.

Residents also expressed concern about the long-term exposure to bad drinking water. Borough officials say the DEP tests the filtration plant every three years.

Borough officials say steps are in place to make sure this will not happen again.

The Water Authority is taking part in a corrective action plan with the DEP that includes weekly plant visits by state officials. 

Borough officials say all the water plant employees are qualified and the chief operator is full-time and is on call 24 hours a day.

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