Many low income residents rightfully fear that their water is poisoned. Involving them directly in testing goes a long way to easing their fears.

According to studies conducted by the University of Delaware, 78% of Southbridge residents were “concerned” about the quality of their water, and 51% were “very concerned” about the contaminants in the neighborhood.

Yet, at least for the past ten years, water quality reports for the city of Wilmington showed that the city’s water system is in compliance with the chemical requirements associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking water regulations.

Read the full article along with recommendations to ease fears at Delaware Online.