Tap water in South Dakota is at risk of degassing
South Dakota Department of Health and Environment (SDOH) is taking action to help protect tap water from the harmful effects of greenhouse gases.
According to the SDOH, water testing and water quality testing will be conducted at the tap water source in South Dakotas home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Tap water quality is a major concern for many people in the state, particularly in rural areas,” SDOH Chief Water Officer Mark Tessler said in a statement.
“It is a concern for those living in rural communities.
As part of our efforts to provide water safety and protection, SDOH is increasing testing and monitoring of tap water at home.
SDOH has tested tap water in homes in the community of Cedarville since February.
The water testing is done at the source of the tap, not where it is used.
The tap water quality tests are conducted by SDOH’s tap water testing laboratory and water is tested daily.”
Testing will continue until SDOH can determine whether the tap is meeting the water safety standards of The Salt Lake Tribune and the Washington Post.