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City Manager Alex Nguyen (Photo by Chris Frost)
Monday, May 27, 2019

By Chris Frost

chris@tricountysentry.com

Oxnard-- The City of Oxnard struck back about reports of contaminated drinking water within the city limits at it’s May 21, City Council meeting

City Manager Alex Nguyen said he wanted to set the record straight about the issue.

“There is a lot of misinformation on social media causing panic in some of our neighborhoods that the City of Oxnard’s water supply had too many nitrates in it, and that is incorrect,” he said. “This only impacted a certain neighborhood and it is water that is provided by a mutual water provider named Vineyard Avenue Acres Mutual Water Company and they provide to about 1,200 homes. The City of Oxnard’s drinking water supply is clean and safe.”

He advised residents not to believe everything they see on social media.

In a statement released on the city’s Facebook page: “The State Water Resource Control Board recently mandated Vineyard Avenue Acres Mutual Water Company to provide its customers with a public notification of the violation of a primary contaminant exceedance for nitrate, meaning the water it is supplying exceeds the maximum limit allowed for nitrates in drinking water.”