If you live in West Farmington Village you may have received a letter in the mail recently about contaminants in the water supply.
 
More specifically, the letter reads in part, "Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5).
Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer."
 
For some, that may sound alarming, but officials tell 21 News there's no need to worry. 
 
"You'd have to drink a heck of a lot of water over a long period of time, 25 years or so, ok, and it could increase your chance of getting cancer," said Ron Watson, Water Superintendent at the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineers office. "So there's no immediate risk to health, here," he said. 
 
Sanitary engineers used chlorine to try to keep the water clean but using just the right amount can be tricky. 
 
"We're trying to make the water safe by adding the chlorine, but at the same time, it elevates the HAA5'S," Watson said. 
 
Although there's no major cause for concern, you may still find yourself wanting that assurance that the water you're drinking, cooking with and bathing in daily, will be completely contaminant free. Watson tels 21 news they've got it covered.
 
"We're working internally by lowering the chlorine levels and trying to change our cycling of our tanks," said Watson.
 
Getting those levels down may take a few months, though.