Officials release update on Blades residents’ drinking water
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Division of Public Health, working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Town of Blades, announced on Sunday that it will continue sampling wells in the Blades area this week for pre-fluorinated compounds (P.F.Cs.)
The E.P.A. says that it will continue to accept private well sampling requests at Blades Town Hall.
The town's public water system is reportedly on carbon filtration to remove PFC's, but Blades and nearby area residents are encouraged to continue using alternative water to drink, cook and brush their teeth- as provided by D.N.R.E.C. and D.P.H. until results of samples taken Friday by E.P.A. are given back later this week.
In advance of the town's returning to full use of public water, instructions for residents flushing their home water systems will be provided this week.
For the drinking water provided daily by the Delaware National Guard at the Blades Fire Hall, Town of Blades and nearby residents should remember to bring their own containers for filling.
Hours for daily water distribution will change on Monday from noon to 8:00 p.m. Sunday's hours for water distribution at the fire hall are still 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.