Laurel Schaider drinks Hyannis’ tap water.
“Mostly in coffee,” she said with a laugh.
It’s a small but important sign that the Silent Spring Institute research scientist is confident in the work Barnstable town officials have done to cut the amount of dangerous chemicals within the municipal water supply.
But before town officials recognized the problem more than five years ago, people across Hyannis were drinking the contaminated water. Read more…