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Andrews residents get all clear on water; restrictions lifted


HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) - The water in the public system serving the community of Andrews is safe to drink and use for other household purposes, officials told ABC21 on Tuesday.

Huntington County Emergency Management Director Bob Jeffers said residents may resume using the tap water normally.

Officials made the announcement after several different tests returned acceptable results.

The tests were conducted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Town of Andrews and the Huntington County Health Department.

On June 19, an advisory was sent warning against consumption and other uses of the water due to high contaminant levels.

The chemical vinyl chloride exceeded government standards.

Representing attorney Tom Barnard said the contamination originated from the United Technologies Automotive Plant and a gas station on Main Street.

For several years, Andrews and United Technologies have been involved in legal wranglings regarding the contamination.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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