Drinking Water Treatment Plants Out of Compliance
Since 1990, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted the Coliform Rule, the presence of total
coliform in water distribution systems has been closely monitored as an indicator of fecal pollution and possible
bacterial or viral enteric pathogens.
South Carolina, Fort Mills
Published October 29, 2008)
Approximately 30 people showed up for the Oct. 15 meeting and many of them said they were concerned about recent
reports that water from the Catawba River Treatment Plant contains higher than allowed amounts of trihalomethanes.
Studies have shown trihalomethanes can cause liver, kidney and nervous system problems and lead to an increased
cancer risk in cases of long-term exposure.