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Miami Water Conservancy District breaks down new findings about local groundwater

Miami Water Conservancy District breaks down new findings about local groundwater (WKEF/WRGT)

MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Do you know what’s going on with the groundwater in the Miami Valley?

FOX 45 went to speak with the Miami Water Conservancy District about its latest water report. Samples they collected from 12 wells in Dayton’s aquifer, or natural water collection sites underground, just came back positive for artificial sweeteners, DEET, BPA and herbicides.

There were also remnants of a prescription drug that is used to treat joint pain.

None of the wells used for the sample are used for drinking water, which was a point that the conservancy stressed. They exist so crews can study human impacts, as well as natural changes in water quality over time.

“Anything that we use, any products that we use in our homes, anything that we use in our showers, flush down the toilet, rinse down the sinks,” Mike Ekber with the Miami Valley Conservancy District said, “ultimately ends up in our rivers and streams.”

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