City Council talks Huron River chemical spill, response efforts

The Ann Arbor City Council met Aug. 4 to discuss the city’s response to the contamination of the Huron River by Tribar Manufacturing, backlash regarding an AAPD event flier and more at the first meeting after the primary election.

City Administrator Milton Dohoney Jr. began the meeting by briefing the council on the release of hexavalent chromium into the Huron River that occurred July 30 in Wixom. Water Treatment Manager Brian Steglitz shared insight into the impact of the release on Ann Arbor. 

“I’d like to start with the comment that the city’s drinking water currently is safe to drink,” Steglitz said. “We at the water treatment unit are all focused, as our number one priority of ensuring that that continues to be true and that we will be protecting public health.”

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