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Horn issues statement on Buena Vista drinking water

Sen. Ken Horn

Sen. Ken Horn

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, issued the following statement Thursday after residents of Buena Vista recently received notice that their drinking water does not meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards:

“I want to commend Buena Vista Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker and Township Manager Dexter Mitchell and for acting quickly to notify residents of the slightly elevated level of chlorine in the drinking water, and for taking immediate steps to ensure residents are safe.

“With the recent events in nearby Flint, the importance of quick action and remediation when it comes to drinking water safety is paramount.  Keeping residents safe and healthy must be the top priority.

“I spoke with Interim Director Keith Creagh of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Supervisor Parker this morning, and will be working with the DEQ to determine appropriate steps moving forward.

“If it is deemed necessary for the Legislature to get involved, I will present a solution to my Senate colleagues for review. I will offer my assistance in any way necessary to ensure Buena Vista’s water flow is addressed without delay.”