2017 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water System CITY OF EDGEWOOD

TX2340002                         CITY OF EDGEWOOD       

  For more information regarding this report contact:
This is your water quality report for January 1 to December 31, 2017.    
  Name   CHARLES BALL
   
  Phone 903-896-7144
   

 

CITY OF EDGEWOOD provides surface water from INTAKE 1- LAKE TAWAKONI located in VAN ZANDT COUNTY.

 

  Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar. Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al telefono (903) 896 -7144.

 

Definitions and Abbreviations

Definitions and Abbreviations   The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.
     
Action Level:   The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
     
Action Level Goal (ALG):   The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety.
     
Avg:   Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.
     
Level 1 Assessment:   A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.
   
     
Level 2 Assessment:   A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.
   
     
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL:   The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
   
     
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG:   The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
     
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL:   The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
   
     
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG:   The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
     
MFL   million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)
     
mrem:   millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
     
na:   not applicable.
     
NTU   nephelometric turbidity units (a measure of turbidity)
     
pCi/L   picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
     
ppb:   micrograms per liter or parts per billion – or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water.
     
ppm:   milligrams per liter or parts per million – or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.
     
ppq   parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)
     
ppt   parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)

 

Definitions and Abbreviations

Treatment Technique or TT:   A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

 

Information about your Drinking Water

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

–   Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

–   Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

–   Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.

–   Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

–   Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Contaminants may be found in drinking water that may cause taste, color, or odor problems. These types of problems are not necessarily causes for health concerns. For more information on taste, odor, or color of drinking water, please contact the system’s business office.

You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water. Infants, some elderly, or immunocompromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers. Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from

 

The Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

 

Information about Source Water

‘TCEQ completed an assessment of your source water, and results indicate that some of our sources are susceptible to certain contaminants. The sampling requirements for your water system is based on this susceptibility and previous sample data. Any detections of these contaminants will be found in this Consumer Confidence Report. For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system contact Charles ball at 903-896-7144.

For more information about your sources of water, please refer to the Source Water Assessment Viewer available at the following URL: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/gis/swaview

         

 

Further details about sources and source-water assessments are available in Drinking Water Watch at the following URL: http://dww2.tceq.texas.gov/DWW/.

Source Water Name   Type of Water Report Status Location
         
     
         
INTAKE 1 – LAKE TAWAKONI

 

INTAKE 2 – CITY LAKE

 

 

  SW

 

SW

ACTIVE

 

INACTIVE

272 PR 7399 Wills Point TX 75169

 

272 PR 7399 Wills Point TX 75169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead and Copper

Definitions:

Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

 

 

 

Lead and Copper Date Sampled MCLG Action Level (AL) 90th Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Copper 2017 1.3 1.3 0.161 0 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.
                 
Lead 2017 0 15 7.81 0 ppb N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

 

 

2017 Water Quality Test Results

 

 

2017

Disinfection By-Products Collection Date Highest Level or Average Detected Range of Individual Samples MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) 2017 44 30.1 – 57.5 No goal for the total 60 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection.

‘* The value in the Highest Level or Average Detected column is the highest average of all HAA5 sample results collected at a location over a year’

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) 2017 39 18.7 – 65.9 No goal for the total 80 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection.

‘* The value in the Highest Level or Average Detected column is the highest average of all TTHM sample results collected at a location over a year’

 

 

2017

Inorganic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level or Average Detected Range of Individual Samples MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination  
                 
Barium 2017 0.066 0.066 – 0.066 2 2 ppm N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
                 
Cyanide 2017 80.8 80.8 – 80.8 200 200 ppb N Discharge from plastic and fertilizer factories; Discharge from steel/metal factories.
                 
Fluoride 2017 0.2 0.151 – 0.151 4 4.0 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
                 
Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen] 2017 0.211 0.211 – 0.211 10 10 ppm N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.

 

2017

Radioactive Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level or Average Detected Range of Individual Samples MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Combined Radium 226/228 01/12/2012 1 1 – 1 0 5 pCi/L N Erosion of natural deposits.

 

2017

Synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides Collection Date Highest Level or Average Detected Range of Individual Samples MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Atrazine 2017 0.2 0.2 – 0.2 3 3 ppb N Runoff from herbicide used on row crops.

 

 

Disinfectant Residual

 

Disinfectant Residual Year Average Level Range of Levels Detected MRDL MRDLG Unit of Measure Violation (Y/N) Source in Drinking Water
                 
CHLORAMINES 2017 2.09 .5-3.9 4 4 PPM      N Water additive used to control microbes.

 

 

 

Turbidity

  Level Detected Limit (Treatment Technique) Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Highest single measurement 0.26 NTU 1 NTU N Soil runoff.
Lowest monthly % meeting limit 100% 0.3 NTU N Soil runoff.

 

Information Statement: Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our filtration system and disinfectants.

 

 

Total Organic Carbon

The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violations section.

 

 

Violations

BOIL WATER NOTICE
A Boil Water Notice (BWN) is issued as a precaution or notification to protect consumers from drinking water that may have been contaminated with disease causing organisms (also called pathogens). BWNs are typically issued when an unexpected condition has caused a potential for biological contamination of potable drinking water in a public water system.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
BOIL WATER NOTICE (BWN) 01/06/2017 01/10/2017 Due to reduced pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our water system to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption.