NY County Failed To Treat Water For Parasite, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The federal government hit the county of Westchester, N.Y., with a civil suit Tuesday, alleging it failed to comply with a Safe Drinking Water Act rule that requires municipal drinking water suppliers to treat all unfiltered surface water for a microscopic parasite.

The suit, filed in New York federal court, alleges that since April 2012, Westchester, through its Water District No. 1, has failed to treat all unfiltered surface water for cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium can cause cryptosporidiosis, a potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness in humans with symptoms that...
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