Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 2 feeb

Madison Water Utility yog thawj qhov chaw siv hluav taws xob loj hauv lub tebchaws los ua kom pom tias muaj kev hloov pauv tag nrho ntawm cov pej xeem thiab cov chaw ntiag tug ntawm cov kab hluav taws xob muaj peev xwm ua tau.

Tab sis nws tsis yog ib qho yooj yim los yog pheej yig. "Nws yog ib qho teeb meem heev," Tom Heikkinen, tus thawj saib xyuas dej siv dej tam sim no, tau hais hauv lub rooj sib tham txog kev tswj hwm thaum lub Tsib Hlis 2015. "Kuv zoo siab tias kuv tsis nyob ntawm no thaum lub sijhawm."

Kev siv zog los hloov tag nrho Madison cov kav dej txhuas siv ntau tshaj kaum xyoo pib xyoo 2001, thiab raug nqi kwv yees li $ 19.4 lab. Kwv yees li 20 feem pua ​​​​ntawm cov nqi tau them los ntawm cov tswv tsev. Lub nroog tau them ib nrab ntawm tus nqi hloov pauv, txog li $ 1,000, rau 5,600 tus tswv tsev uas tau koom nrog.

Robin Piper, tus thawj tswj hwm nyiaj txiag ntawm lub sijhawm ntawd, hais tias qhov kev daws teeb meem "ua rau muaj kev nkag siab zoo tshaj plaws nyob rau lub sijhawm ntev." Nws ua rau lub nroog cov dej haus muaj kev nyab xeeb thiab tsis ua phem rau Madison lub pas dej nrog orthophosphate, ib qho tshuaj tiv thaiv kab mob uas yog lwm txoj kev daws teeb meem Madison tuaj yeem xaiv los tiv thaiv cov hlau lead hauv dej.

Sandra Rusch Walton, tus cev lus ntawm Milwaukee Water Works, tau hais tias tus nqi hloov pauv tag nrho ntawm lub nroog ntawd 70,000 cov kav dej txhuas tau kwv yees li ntawm $ 511 lab thiab $ 756 lab.

Tus nqi tsis yog ib qho teeb meem xwb, hais tias Amy Barrilleaux, tus cev lus rau Madison Water Utility.

"Tsuas yog tau txais Madison txoj kev pabcuam kev hloov pauv kev pom zoo los ntawm cov neeg tsim cai lij choj thiab cov koomhaum uas saib xyuas peb tau siv sijhawm ntau xyoo, tsis suav cov kev hloov cov yeeb nkab tiag tiag nws tus kheej, uas siv sijhawm ntau xyoo," nws hais. "Nws tsis yog qhov xav tsis thoob tias lwm cov khoom siv hluav taws xob tsis kam mus rau txoj kev ntawd, tab sis peb zoo siab peb tau ua."

Hais lus ntawm lub rooj sib tham txog lub Tsib Hlis, Steve Elmore, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource tus thawj coj muab dej rau pej xeem, tau hais tias vim yog Madison txoj haujlwm, Wisconsin tau "muaj feem loj" hauv kev siv zog tam sim no los sau dua Tsoom Fwv Teb Chaws Thawj Coj thiab Txoj Cai Copper. Pawg neeg tawm tswv yim tau pom zoo tias txhua qhov kev hloov kho tshiab rau txoj cai yuav tsum muaj kev siv hluav taws xob los ua kom tau txais kev hloov pauv tag nrho cov kev pabcuam ua haujlwm nrog cov neeg siv khoom.

Txawm tias tag nrho hloov cov kav dej yuav tsum tau mus kom ze nrog ceev faj kom tsis txhob tso cov hmoov txhuas uas tuaj yeem nyob hauv cov kais dej tau ntau xyoo, raws li kev tshawb fawb ntawm Madison cov qib txhuas tom qab tag nrho cov kev hloov pauv.

Ib tus kws sau ntawv, Abigail Cantor, tus kws tshaj lij tshuaj lom neeg hauv Madison thiab tus kws pab tswv yim, tau hais cov lus no rau cov thawj coj saib xyuas dej: “Yog tias peb yuav hloov cov kav dej no, nws yuav tsum ua kom raug. … txhuas yog ib yam khoom phem. Qib uas tib neeg tuaj yeem zam tau yam tsis muaj kev cuam tshuam loj heev yog xoom. Yog li cia peb sim ua kom tau cov hmoov txhuas tawm ntawm peb lub tshuab dej. "

Zaj dab neeg no tau tsim los ua ib feem ntawm The Confluence, ib txoj haujlwm sib koom tes nrog Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism thiab University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism thiab Mass Communications qhia cov chav kawm. Lub koom haum nonprofit (www.WisconsinWatch.org) koom tes nrog Wisconsin Cov Xov Xwm Zej Tsoom, Wisconsin Cov Xov Xwm Rau Pej Xeem, lwm cov xov xwm tshaj tawm thiab UW-Madison Tsev Kawm Ntawv Xov Xwm thiab Kev Sib Txuas Lus. Txhua yam haujlwm tsim, tshaj tawm, tshaj tawm lossis tshaj tawm los ntawm Lub Chaw tsis tas yuav cuam tshuam cov kev xav lossis kev xav ntawm UW-Madison lossis ib qho ntawm cov koom tes.

Rov luam tawm peb cov ntawv dawb, hauv online lossis luam tawm, raws li daim ntawv tso cai Creative Commons.

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