The city of Leeward Lake, North Carolina, is still dealing with the effects of a broken reservoir.
According to the Associated Press, the Leewardsville-based city council decided to replace the main reservoir with a new, larger one in December after a report from the Leaward County Health Department revealed the city’s water quality was dangerously low.
The report said the city was drinking water that was at or above the recommended level of 10 parts per billion, which is about the level of lead in the drinking water.
In a statement, the city said the problem was caused by the city not installing the right filters.
It’s a problem that we’ve been dealing with for many years, and it’s a situation we’re going to have to deal with for a long time.
The city said it’s looking at replacing the reservoir with an even bigger one to meet state standards.
Leeward Mayor Donny Coughlin said the new reservoir was a priority.
He said the community was pleased with the improvements.
“The Leewardo Reservoir is now a safe, clean and safe reservoir,” Coughlins statement said.
“The community is grateful for the support and leadership that we have received from the city of Charlotte.”
The city also said the water supply was safe, despite the report.
“While the water quality in Leewarded Lake is not at or near the standards required for drinking water, the community and the Lees County Health Division are confident that the reservoir is safe to use and operate,” the statement said