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Tyco announces new pipeline for drinking water following potential contamination

Posted at 12:38 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 13:38:54-04

TOWN OF PESHTIGO, Wis. — Tyco, the company that produces equipment for firefighting, has released new information about a potential contaminated water supply in Marinette and the Town of Peshtigo.

The chemical found is PFAS, which Tyco uses to make a firefighting foam. At a public meeting in Peshtigo, Tyco says they tested 168 wells, 110 of those wells did not have any evidence of contamination.

42 had trace amounts that are below the EPA levels of toxicity. Tyco announced they will build a pipeline to ensure safe drinking water.

"We are committed to ensuring that there is a long-term sustainable solution for drinking water,” says Tyco representative John Perkins. “The company is committed to ensuring that we install a municipal water line to the affected residents within the study area."

Tyco says the pipeline project won’t begin till around 2020.