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City expected to approve money for water treatment on Wednesday

Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 20:45:40-05

The city is expected to approve more than $260,000 to be used to help clean up local water sources after it was found to be contaminated with a chemical that could cause cancer.

Treatment infrastructures on some city-owned wells were installed in order to be in compliance with maximum containment levels for TCP 1,2,3.

Bakersfield and the California Water Service company agreed to a $23 million settlement with the Dow Chemical after the chemical was found in city wells.