Brandon holds news conference on drinking water

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Updated at 2:30 p.m.

BRANDON, S.D. (KELO) – Tests done by the state of South Dakota show drinking water in Brandon is safe to consume.

That update came during a news conference held by the Brandon city administrator Bryan Read and a representative from the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources office.

Read says results posted to a social media site were altered to show the city was in violation of safe drinking water standards. The city followed up with the state and another lab to confirm those shared results are not accurate.

The SD DENR has results of water testing available online; review the findings here.

Published at 5:55 a.m. – The City of Brandon will hold a press briefing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, regarding reported concentrations of radiological contaminants in drinking water that exceed the EPA Safe Drinking Water Standards as reported on a social media site. 

The report has raised concerns in the Brandon community and resulted in complaints filed with South Dakota DENR. 

The City of Brandon will address these concerns at the briefing. 

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