As residents and businesses are slowly being permitted to turn on their water, concerns are still present about the safety of their water. In many instances tap water is discolored and still odorous. The Health Department has ordered businesses to replace any water filters that are used for their business.
Little is known about the chemical, 4 methyl cyclohexane methylmine, and the risk it poses to human health. The 1 ppm MCL seems to be arbitrary and further studies need to conducted to find out more information about this chemical and its long term effects.
The water shutdown has impacted the local economy because so many businesses have been closed and many have needed to discard perishable products.
Many residents reported to Vititoe Law Group staff they experienced eye irritation, headaches, and skin sores. Many have also reported having issues breathing and even coughing up a jelly-like substance.
Vititoe Law Group represents numerous clients and will be working with Erin Brockovich and Girardi | Keese on this matter.