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There are no public water sources within close proximity to the site meaning that there would be no risk to human health from the proposal.
Chairman Paul Sushchyk also spoke of the need to find a new public water source in town; Selectman Brian Patacchiola said he would like to start talking about bringing mass transit to Sterling and about the future of the Wekepeke reservoir lands.
Water corrosiveness for each of the public water sources for these five communities was calculated using the aggressive index (AI) equation: AI = pH + log([total alkalinity] x [calcium hardness]).
The panel did offer some recommendations on record keeping, protecting public water sources and cleaning up any pipeline contamination.
However, in some locations, groundwater is not used as potable water because another public water source is available.
Similar comments ripped EPA's proposal for not being concerned about the impact of spent solvent on the health of laundry workers and public water sources.
Decades ago, health officials in many countries, including East Germany, added fluoride to public water sources to reduce tooth decay.
In general, nitrate levels in private wells are not monitored by public health agencies as frequently as in public water sources, and it is conceivable that nitrate levels in private wells are relatively high.