(CLEVELAND) The City of Cleveland has released a statement that the water at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is safe after six people became sick with vomiting on a flight from Cleveland to Tampa New Year's Day.
“As part of an ongoing investigation, Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland Water and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) staff conducted a series of water quality tests outside and inside CLE on January 2, 2019. These tests indicate the water Cleveland Water delivers to the airport and the water distributed from the water fountains sampled inside the airport is safe to drink.
Tests were performed in response to a notification from Frontier Airlines of six passengers who reported illness on a flight from Cleveland to Tampa on New Year’s Day. Results show that the airport’s drinking fountains and water supply met or exceeded the standards set for drinking water and did not contain bacteria or harmful metal levels. The analysis was performed by an independent Ohio EPA-certified laboratory.
Additionally, the Cleveland Division of Water has also performed testing on the external water source in the immediate area of the airport and found no abnormalities. The Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland Water and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport staff continue to work collaboratively to investigate all potential causes, including passenger activities before arriving at the airport.”
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