“A sex hormone was detected in San Francisco’s drinking water.”

“We recognize it is a growing concern and we’re taking it very seriously,” said Benjamin H. Grumbles, assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

I would’ve recast this sentence to read

“We recognize it as a growing concern that we needs must take very seriously, indeed,” grumbled Benjamin H. Said, assistant professor of water at the U.S. School of Environmental Protections.