Canton officials monitoring water supply during Rover investigation

The city is monitoring the Sugarcreek wellfield, which is less than a half mile from a quarry where drilling fluid, likely containing diesel, was dumped

June 19, 2017 By Kelly Byer

The city’s Sugarcreek water supply has not been contaminated by Rover Pipeline drilling fluid, and administrators are working to keep it that way.

Tyler Converse, superintendent of the Canton Water Department, told City Council on Monday that the water supply should not be disrupted as the city lessens pumping from the aquifer. The aquifer, an underground water source, is one of three used by the city. It’s near a quarry where Rover Pipeline drilling fluid had been deposited.

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