Water contamination concerns hit some in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Hundreds of people in Bethlehem have a chemical in their water, according to the Bethlehem DPW commissioner.

Commissioner George Kansas said Bethlehem residents who receive water from a supply on Clapper Road have contaminated water.

Kansas said the water contains a chemical called trihalomethanes, or THMS. The chemical is caused when chlorine reacts with any organic compound.

It will cost around $10 million to fix the issue; however, Kansas said it could take a few years to correct.

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