“We have to drink this water year after year. It could take years before that water hits us if it hasn’t already,” she said.
Crumley received her first shipment of bottled water from Mosaic late Wednesday, almost a week after crisis went public.
“Sometimes an apology is not enough,” she said of Mosaic keeping the hole a secret.
Company executives apologized for its handling of the situation on Tuesday, but they didn’t not offer an explanation for why they didn’t tell the community about the hole when they knew about at the end of August.
The Florida DEP is also under fire for not notifying Mosaic’s neighbors that 215-million gallons of toxic water seeped through a sinkhole and into the aquifer.
Members of congress have called for an investigation into DEP’s handling, but on Thursday Governor Rick Scott said that’s unnecessary.
“They started going the investigation immediately,” he told reporters. “If anybody is doing anything wrong they will be held accountable.”
DEP officials continue to monitor Mosaic’s on-site testing.
The company maintains that all the contaminated water has been kept on site and that its network of recovery pumps and wells are working.