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Public Utility Officials Keep Close Eye on Water System as Snow Melts

COLUMBUS (Rob Wells) -- This weeks warm up means Public Utility officials are keeping a close eye on the city's water purification systems.

Road salt and other materials used to treat roads could cause concern for residents as it melts into area streams and waterways. But officials say, by the time that water ends up in waterways the salt is so diluted that it shouldnt cause issues.

Public Utilities official Laura Young Mohr said in the past, the biggest complaint from residents is that the water tastes salty, but they havent had that problem this year. She also said the city's water supply undergoes daily monitoring after filtration to make sure it's good for residential and commercial use.

Rules put in place in 2012 by the EPA have kept water quality high in central Ohio.

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