“Mr. Schmetzer and other local residents asked the authority to adopt a Source Water Protection Plan, which would track threats to the water supply and help ensure that it is safely set back from potential hazards.
“’This body needs to pick up the Source Water Protection Plan,’ said the Rev. Jim Hamilton, 71, of Ambridge. ‘It’s not going to solve everything, but we need to let people know that you’re trying to protect their water.’ . . .
“Jim Miller, an authority board member, said there are emergency plans in place in Beaver County and that toxin levels in the water are tested every quarter.”