Date: July 26, 2017
Topic: Contaminants Found in Drinking Water
There was an article in the Commercial Appeal on July 26th titled "Memphis water meets health standards but that doesn't mean it's safe, group says". The article states “Of the six Shelby water systems in the report, the one with the most contaminants above health guidelines was Collierville’s, which had three. In addition to radiological contaminants and trihalomethanes, hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen associated with industrial discharges, was found in potentially unsafe levels in the Town’s water.”
Town of Collierville officials have not seen the research referred to in the Commercial Appeal article and cannot find any credible validation of their study.