Andrews residents warned against drinking town water

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HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Residents of a town in Huntington County are being told not to drink the water until further notice.

According to local emergency management officials, residents of Andrews are being advised to not use the town’s water after a test revealed that the water contains contaminants above Federal Safe Drinking Water Standards.

The Huntington County Emergency Management agency and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) responded quickly, and several pallets of water are en route to Andrews.

Officials say the town’s water contains ten times the safe amount of vinyl chloride. The town blames the United Technologies Automotive plant and a Main St. gas station. Officials have filed an emergency motion to replace the town’s wells and set up a backup system.

Those affected can call 260-519-3701 with questions.

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