Ten Thousand Around Decatur Told: Don’t Drink The Water

Ten thousand people around Decatur told not to drink their water. It could have dangerous levels of two chemicals in
it, according to the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority. They’re blaming 3M and two other companies that used to use the two chemicals. The water system is suing 3M — but 3M is defiant — saying there’s no proof the chemicals hurt anyone. Customers being told not to cook with the water and to not drink it. A temporary solution: a carbon filtering system. The cost will be $4 million and could take three months. And it means customers will pay more for their water.