In December 2018, Springfield’s drinking water source contained elevated levels of haloacetic acids. Haloacetic acids are one of the compounds the Department of Public Health monitors to determine if water is safe for drinking. UMass Amherst Environmental Engineering Professor David Reckhow and Springfield Water & Sewer Commission Executive Director Joshua Schimmel joined Carrie Saldo so shed light on what may have caused the elevated levels and Springfield drinking water is safe.