New York, NY—— New York’s Water Utility has officially announced that its homemade water filter is no longer available.
The utility says the contaminant in the product has been traced to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
The city’s Public Works Department says the contamination is being tested.
According to the NYC Department of Water Resources, the New York State Department of Health has confirmed that the product was used to treat wastewater at a wastewater treatment facility in Queens, NY.
The NYSDOH confirmed to Breitbart News that the contaminated product was tested and that it was found to contain chloramines.
The NYC Public Works department says the chlorine-containing product was purchased in December 2015, two months after it was first sold.
In a statement, the department says it has begun testing the product and is currently conducting a limited public education campaign about the issue.NYSDOH says it was notified of the contamination on January 25.
The department says that while testing of the product is ongoing, the Department of Public Works has taken the following actions:The NYSDOG will conduct a full investigation of the issue, including testing of any remaining samples from the facility.
The company will immediately discontinue all sales of the disposable filter.
The company has been instructed to test all samples of the material, and to notify the appropriate state or local authorities.