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And the water flows like champagne

Champagne glasses full of ... water?

Yes, among the massive pipes at the Three Rivers Filtration Plant last week, officials gathered in celebration of a $22 million step to safeguard something most of us take for granted.

Fort Wayne’s water was already clean and safe, of course. But the ultraviolet-technology that went on line at the plant earlier this month will make it even safer.

The state-of-the-art setup puts Fort Wayne into compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules requiring public systems that draw from surface water to disinfect for cryptosporidium and giardia, which sickened and killed people in Milwaukee in 1993.

As Dan Stockman reported, Fort Wayne water will now run a gantlet of high-intensity UV bulbs whose light will make it impossible for the microscopic entities to reproduce. The new system was a result of collaboration among 25 local companies and two years of construction. As an additional benefit, water purification will require less chlorine.

So, a toast to the City Utilities team!