Be aware, don’t panic over water quality in Quincy Twp.

QUINCY—Quincy Township officials are reminding residents to keep an eye on their water.

The township released a report Wednesday alerting residents to a situation where water quality in part of the township was called into question.

“Our water system violated several drinking water standards over the past year,” the report read. “Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct these situations.”

The township is required to monitor drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not the drinking water meets health standards.

The report noted a July 2019 incident where the quality of water was in question.

“The lead and copper level went up in a private house,” explained Township Supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh. “That was the hit, we did extra sampling to make sure. Everything came back negative. What happened, who knows?”

Bumbaugh said there is nothing residents need to do at this point to address water quality, however they should always be aware of potential problems in their homes.

“People have to be aware if they have a problem in their house,” he said. “If you have lead and copper pipes, it’s not our water line, but when we get a hit, we’ll do extra sampling.”