Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #273
ORDER ADOPTED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with relevant City staff and report back to the City Council on all issues having to do with the testing for any presence of chromium-6 in Cambridge’s drinking water and any relevant plans to deal with this issue.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, CKSponsors:Councillor Craig A. Kelley, Councillor Jan Devereux, Mayor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR MAHER ON OCTOBER 17, 2016.

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WHEREAS:

The Cambridge Water Department provides drinking water for Cambridge residents, visitors, and businesses; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Safe and healthy drinking water is vital to safe and healthy individuals and communities; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Cambridge’s public drinking water has been tested for chromium-6, a pollutant that has a relevant public health goal in the state of California, though not in Massachusetts; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Eight water samples tested from various Cambridge locations found levels of chromium-6 averaging 0.056 parts per billion, above the public health goal set by California of not more than 0.02 ppb; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with relevant City staff and report back to the City Council on all issues having to do with the testing for and any presence of chromium-6 in Cambridge’s drinking water and any relevant plans to deal with this issue.

 

Meeting History

Oct 17, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR MAHER

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 10/31/2016 5:30 PM
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED