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Drinking water safe, but distribution infrastructure needs upgrading

North Bay's drinking water remains safe, but its distribution system only rates a 'C', the city's manager of environmental services says.
North Bay's drinking water remains safe, but its distribution system only rates a 'C', the city's manager of environmental services says.

Peter Bullock delivered a report on the municipal drinking water system at Monday's committee meeting of council.

Bullock said once the new filtration plant is built, the city's water will be "world class."

But work is needed to renew the existing water mains.

Mayor Vic Fedeli said about $20 million will be spent over the next five years upgrading water infrastructure.

Look for more on this story and more council coverage later this morning on BayToday.ca.

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