Water contamination alert! (Yes, Again. Because this is not the first water alert that I've written about and I'm sure it won't be the last). Levels of the contaminate Haloacetic Acid (a byproduct of the disinfectant process) have been found at average levels in public water supply that have required some residents of Clifton Park to be notified.  According to News Channel 13's report, authorities are required to do routine water testing throughout the year, and this actually isn't the first time this has happened recently.  News Channel 13 reports that last November the levels were tested, and were actually even higher than they are now.  Even though levels are trending down, the average is still above acceptable levels and therefore warnings had to be issued.

You can get more info at News Channel 13, but this certainly seems like there are steps being done to bring levels back down.  Also, it kind of seems like the disinfectant process in itself is unavoidable for a public water supply.  I'm no chemist but if these byproducts in themselves are unavoidable, it's just about keeping them in a manageable level.  When it comes down to it, I'm going to guess ingesting this stuff at current levels -which seem to be going down- is still safer than ingesting the non-disinfected bacteria-ridden alternative...