Public Meeting Tuesday: Water Update for residents of Blades

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UPDATED – Sunday – A public information meeting will be held Tuesday evening for Blades residents to learn more about the town’s drinking water.  Officials will provide updated information and speak to concerns of residents outside the town limits who get their water from private wells.  Tuesday’s meeting is at the Blades Fire Hall at 7pm.

The Delaware National guard continues to help the town in the distribution of water to residents who have been ordered not to drink the local water after high levels of PFCs were found in all three of the town’s municipal wells.  Water drinking and cooking is available 24 hours a day at the Blades Fire Hall until a permanent solution is in place.  The water is being supplied by DNREC and Public Health.

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Governor John Carney directing Delaware National Guard to begin operations to help deliver water to residents in Blades. The Delaware National Guard has provided two, 400-gallon portable water tanks and coordinated troops to ensure 24-hour water distribution operations out of the Blades Fire Hall. Additionally, a 5,000-gallon water tanker is prepared and available for follow-up support.

Meanwhile, Senators Coons and Carper, along with Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester released a joint statement, saying they are investigating causes and working with the governor’s office to ensure residents in Blades have access to clean water. They say any impacted residents can reach out to their offices for more information and support.