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    Facing citizen pressure, the water authority backed off its original chloramines plan and went with a more expensive charcoal filtration plan, but it's still not complete. The plant uses other chemicals as well. The thing about living in a town with a fairly vigorous media and enough money to choose the expensive plan, is that you wonder what goes on in towns with fewer journalists, less activism and lower revenue (or wasted revenue). This place is pretty far behind the Northeast and West Coast, but there is public pressure and even activism. Even so, I don't know what's in the water. The journalists aren't that great! :) Here's an idea of what went on:
    (The "hybrid" plan mentioned in the article turned out to be not much cheaper than charcoal-only. Yet there's a whole other level of chemicals used in the treatment before it gets to this stage.)

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