That new Chester County Interconnect will come with something more than the $10 million price tag and higher rates for those on the town system.
Chloramine and Fluoride will now be contained in the town water.
Town administrator Calvin Bonenberger said last week that Chloramine is "not as dangerous" as the current Chlorine used to disinfect town water. He said that Chloramine has a longer shelf life than Chlorine.
Fluoride is believed to be a public health benefit for bones and teeth. Fluoride has been, in some cases, led to white spotting on the teeth of infants who consume baby formula made with exclusively water containing Fluoride. Chester Water contains 0.6 parts per million of Fluoride. When it comes to Fluoride, Bonenberger said that the present Rising Sun water treatment system is one of the few municipal systems that doesn't contain the chemical. Bonenberger said water with Fluoride has been embraced by the medical community.
Fact sheets regarding both Chloramine and Fluoride are available on the Town of Rising Sun website.
Bonenberger said last week that the town is a "good 30 days from getting Chester Water."