Community with chemicals in drinking water gets update

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials held another community meeting in Burrillville, after chemicals were detected in the drinking water.

The Health Department and Department of Environmental Management are set to held the meeting Monday evening at Burrillville Middle School.

Health officials alerted people earlier this month that tests showed slightly elevated levels of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFAs, in the Oakland Association water system.

The agencies provided updates on what they’re doing to address the chemicals and to sample private wells in the area. They also discussed the state’s preliminary investigation into the site, as well as bottled water distribution.

Residents have been told to use bottled water and not to boil water, because it can concentrate the chemicals.