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Carus partners with La Salle for water treatment plant tours

All are welcome on Wednesday

Bradyn Jordan, 11, of Waltham, watches as a testing reagent turn slightly blue during testing at the La Salle water treatment plant earlier this summer. Plant tours will be open to the public this week.
Bradyn Jordan, 11, of Waltham, watches as a testing reagent turn slightly blue during testing at the La Salle water treatment plant earlier this summer. Plant tours will be open to the public this week.

To shed light on what it takes to ensure La Salle’s clean water supply, the city is teaming up with Carus Corp. to Imagine a Day Without Water.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the public is invited to tour the La Salle water treatment plant, 234 Union Street, La Salle, and see the process through which clean drinking water is sent to La Salle homes and businesses.

This free event will be held open house-style with giveaways and raffles throughout. No registration is necessary. The public is invited to show up anytime between noon and 2:30 p.m.

Carus, a La Salle-based environmental company that supplies water treatment products to the city, will co-host and explain the chemistry behind delivering clean, safe water to La Salle residents and businesses.

Carus companies supply the city of La Salle with products to help prevent iron, manganese, lead, copper, discoloration, viruses and bacteria in the city’s drinking water.

“As communities like Flint, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey make headlines for safety concerns surrounding their water supply, interest in our nation’s water infrastructure has risen,” said Jeff Bumgarner, La Salle’s superintendent of Public works. “It’s important that we give people the opportunity to see where their water comes from, the chemistry behind it, and the infrastructure that carries it through our town.”

Organized by the Value of Water Coalition, Imagine a Day Without Water is a national awareness campaign focused on the state of our nation’s water infrastructure and the crucial need for investment in drinking water and wastewater systems. Carus has been helping communities meet regulatory requirements for clean water since the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Safe Drinking Water Act in the 1970s.

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