Fort Polk says its water is safe to drink - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fort Polk says its water is safe to drink

FORT POLK, LA (WAFB) -   Fort Polk officials say an "aggressive and comprehensive" effort is ongoing to ensure the safety and quality of its water supply.

The Town Talk of Alexandria reports that the Army base's announcement comes after testing last year revealed levels of lead and copper that exceeded Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water standards in some samples of residential tap water at Fort Polk.

In a statement released to The Town Talk this week, Fort Polk officials said American Water, the private company that manages the base's water systems, has taken steps to find the problems and insure they don't happen again.

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