LANCASTER - According to information provided by Lancaster Water Works, the system has violated drinking water standards over the past year.
A letter provided to customers assured the violations were not emergencies, but the company felt the customers had the right to know the situation.
During 2007, Lancaster Water Works failed to test for volatile organic chemicals and nitrates, therefore the company expressed uncertainty about the quality of drinking water in regards to the contaminants. There were issues raised with lab errors as well, regarding the results of some of the tests.
The lab incorrectly entered an invalid lab code to test for Atrazine, a synthetic organic chemical, which resulted in a reporting error.