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Water quality improving, official says

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In compliance with state Department of Environmental Protection requirements, Department of Public Works director Roy Sorenson issued a report on the town’s drinking water that cited the presence of coliform bacteria in two water samples taken earlier this summer. Sorenson stated that the risk to the water supply posed by the typically harmless bacteria was deemed minimal, after followup tests the next day came up clear. Overall, tests reflected a significant improvement in water purity compared with a year ago, a reflection of numerous improvements and upgrades made to the town’s water system over the past several months, including cleaning of water tanks, relining of water main lines, replacement of a water main, and systemwide flushing, his report said. Sorenson’s report, dated Aug. 22, has been posted online at www.bedfordma.gov.

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