At approximately 8:10 am today, and before an audience that included our local City Council members, the faucet at Silver Lake Reservoir was turned on. Welcome to your new home, clean water! As previously discussed, officials drained the reservoir to eliminate water contaminated by bromate, a carcinogen. It will take about two weeks for the tub--which was cleaned--to be completely filled. UPDATE: Here's video of City Council President Eric Garcetti flipping the switch!
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