WASHINGTON — A man who found water in the sea that was pure life was surprised when he found it was actually purified water.
It was in a water treatment plant in a Florida town and the water was so pure he could drink it and not feel sick.
“It was a little bit of water that was clean, and then I thought, ‘Wow, this is pure water,'” said John Smedley, who lives in Florida’s Puramaha County.
Smedley said he took the water from the plant to a local water treatment facility.
It came back clean.
He then tested the water with the state water testing agency and discovered it was water purified.
“We are very pleased to see that the water that we had was purified water,” said state Water Resources Director Dave Hargrove.
Hargroves said Puramaya County is the first county in Florida to test for the presence of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water.
State officials said they have no records of the water being used.
Hargeys department said it does not know what type of water the plant used or where it got the water.
“The water we have tested is not pure water,” Hargs said.
“It’s not a sample that is being tested for.
So we do not know how it got into the water supply.”
State water regulators are trying to determine how much water was in the plant and how much the contamination came from the surrounding water supply.