Inglewood Drinking Water Passes the Test

Thursday, August 11, 2016 Written by 
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By Veronica Mackey


On Tuesday, a public hearing was held at the Inglewood City Council meeting to receive input on the Triennial Report on Water Quality, relative to public health goals. Louis Atwell, public works director, said cities are required to report information to the public regarding levels of contaminates in drinking water.  


“The City did not exceed levels of contaminates,” Atwell said.  In addition to reports by the City of Inglewood, local water agencies like Golden State Water Co. have to meet reporting requirements.  A report was prepared that outlines risks posed by the presence of contaminates.  Results of the report can be found at  Click “City Council Agenda” under the “What’s New,” tab and locate the August 9th meeting.


Stuart Bailey, a retiree who has researched water supplies in various cities, said “The water that comes out of our pipes is better for us than water that comes from bottles” because it is regulated.  Levels of fluoride, bleach and other chemicals are necessary, he said, to treat our drinking water and make sure it is safe. 


All claims against the City for personal injury and property damage which occurred between September 18, 2015 and June 5, 2016 were denied.  Duncan Solutions, Inc. will lease space in City Hall for one year with an option to renew for two additional years.  A purchasing agreement was approved for the City to purchase Chevrolet Trucks from National Auto Fleet Group for the Building and Safety Division.  A contract was awarded to CJ Concrete Construction for the sidewalk replacement project for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.


An ordinance was adopted authorizing an amendment to the contract with the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.


Erick Holly, executive director of the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, responded to a previous comment from Diane Sambrano that two hospitals were mentioned in the business directory.  There is only one hospital in Inglewood—Centinela.

Holly explained:  “Anyone can place an ad in the directory. Kaiser Cadillac is in the directory, and they paid for it.” 


“Thank you,” Mayor James Butts joked.  “We were all losing sleep over that.”


During closing remarks, Councilman George Dotson commended Mari Morales, founder of the nonprofit, One For All, for her successful back-to-school event.


On Monday, Mayor Butts went to the State Capitol in Sacramento with the Rams delegation. The visit formally recognized Inglewood bringing professional football back to the Southern California region after more than 20 years.  “We were recognized by both houses as well as the governor.  It was something that was awe-inspiring.  They celebrated the resurgence of the city.  With the exception of Raiders fans we were universally appreciated.”



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