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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 The Glenville Democrat- Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Page 11 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2014 GLENVILLE UTILITY  . . 603 West Main Street, Glenvllle, WV 26351 PWS#WV3301104 , Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently March 16, 2015 announced his March 24 request for a Why am I receiving this report? federal disaster declaration following In compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments, Glenville Utility is providing its customers with this annual water quality report. This Winter Storm Thor has been granted report explains where your water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. The information in this report by the Federal Emergency Manage- shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2014 or earlier if not on a yearly schedule, ment Agency (FEMA). The federal If you have any questions concerning this report, you may contact William Wolfe, Chief Operator, 304-462-7021 or 304-462-7345 (Monday through declaration will provide assistance for Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) If you have any further questions, comments or suggestions, please attend any of our regularly scheduled water board emergency work arid the rcpair or re- meetings held on the 4th WEDNESDAY of every month at 12:00 NOON in the Glenvllle Utility Office, 603 West Main Street, Glanvllle, WV. placement of disaster-damaged facili- Where does my water come from? ties. "These federal funds will provide Your drinking water source is surface water from the Little Kanawha River. I Source Water Assessment A Source Water Assessment was conducted in 2003 by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health (WVBPH). The intake that supplies drinking water to the Glenville Utility water system has a higher susceptibility to contamination, due to the sensitive nature of surface water Supplies and the potential contaminantsourcesidentifiedwithinthearea Thisdoesnotmeanthatthisintakewi becomecontam nated;onlythatconditionsaresuchthatthesurface water could be impacted by a potential contaminant source. Future contamination may be avoided by implementing protective measures. The source water assessment report which contains more information is available for review or a copy will be provided to you at our office during business hours or from the WVBPH 304-558-2981• Why must water be treated? All drinking water contains various amounts and kinds of contaminants. Federal and state regulations establish limits, controls and treatment practices to minimize these contaminants and to reduce any subsequent health effects. Contaminants in Water 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 of contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of these 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 Environmental Protection Agency&apos;s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The source of drinking water (both tap and bottled water) includes, rivers; lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of 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. 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 slats and metals, wh ch can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water.runoff indJStr a!..or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, 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 the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compr0mised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections• These people should seek advice about drinking wars(from their helath care pr0 dei:s. EPE)C guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Water Quality Data Table ............ .... Definitions of terms and abbreviations used in the table or report: SAVE MCLG - Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contam nant n dr nk ng water be ow which there s no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allo for a margin of safety. MCL- Maximum Contaminant Level, or the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the   O/ MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technique.  U -/0 m MRDLG - Max mum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal or the level of drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect benefits of use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminantSl 50% MRDL - Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level, or the highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of disinfectant is necessary to control microbial contaminants. AL - Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. :; TT - Treatment Technique, or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. Abbreviations that may be found in the table: ppm - parts per million or milligrams per liter ppb - parts per billion or micrograms per liter NE - not established • N/A - not applicable '  "" ' :): I .... The Glenvllle Utility water system routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws. The table below I show the results of our monitoring for contaminants. -r,I • I ,. , Table of Test Results - Regulated COntatdlntrttt; GlenvtlleUtlllty ":' ,,r, , ; ,-,,,,,. , ,t: .... ; .... * ,/): ] - ............... :.,q ........ , • Contaminant ' : Violation - Level Unit of MCLG MCI' Likely Source of Contamination . ;: e- : !,:',, ,,, Y/N Detected Measure ,; '". '. I Microbiological Contaminants Turbidity N 0.29 NTU 100% of monthly samples <.3 Total organic carbon N 1.47 ppm NA 0 TT Soil. runoff If Naturally present in the environment Inorganic Contaminants Barium N 0.0353 ppm 2 2 Nitrate Nitrogen N 0.08  ppm 10.0 10.0 Fluoride N 0.60 ppm 4 4 annual avg.(range 0.53-0.75) Lead* N 0.8 ppb 0 AL=15.0 (results from July 2014) Copper* N 0.0895 ppm 1.3 AL=1.3 (results from July 2014) Volatile Organic Contaminants Chlorine N 1.56 ppm 4 4 (yearly avg) MRDLG MRDL (Range 1.1-2.3) Haloacetic acids N 23.7 ppb NA 60 (HAAC5) (yearly avg) (Range 9.78-33,6) Total trihalomethanes N 37.05 ppb I NA 80 (TTHMs) (yearly avg) I (Range 14.3-57.1) I I ¸ II I Discharge from drilling waste. Discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits I I II Run off from fertilizer use. Leaching from septic tanks. Sewage: Erosion of natural deposits. Erosion of natural deposits: water additive that promotes strong teeth; discharge from aluminum ' and fertilizer plants. Corrosion of household plumbing systems erosion of natural deposits. Corrosion of household plumbing; erosion of natural deposits. I Water additive used to control microbes I I By-product of drinking water disinfection I I III II By-product of drinking water chlorination ' * Copper and Lead samples were collected from 10 area residences on July 30th 2014. Only the 90th percentile is reported. None of the samples collected exceeded the MCL. Table of Test Results - Unregulated Contaminants Contaminant Violation Level Unit of MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination Y/N Detected Measure I I I Sodium N 15.9 ppm NE 20 Erosion of natural deposits Sulfate N 16.2 ppm 250 250 Erosion of natural deposits * Sodium is an unregulated contaminant. Our sodium level is below the guidance MCL. Anyone having a concern over sodium should contact their primary health care provider. WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT GLENVILLE UTILITY MET ALL FEDERAL AND STATE WATER STANDARDS FOR THE REPORTING YEAR 2014. ! Additional Information All other water test results for the reporting year 2014 were ali non-detects. Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness in water. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of our filtration system. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in ddnking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Glenvllle Utility is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but 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 drinking 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 h#p.// This report will not be mailed. A copy will be provided to you upon request at our office during regular business hours. Glenvllle UUllty Legal Clue IIt 4-9 ......................................................................................................................... -. ............ _ ...... ,;-TS:S--;T.:UTiT---------,---y- Federal Disaster Declaration Has Been Granted much needed financial assistance to counties that bore the brunt of Winter Storm Thor," Gov. Tomblin said. "I appreciate the hard work of our state's first responders and the West Virginia National Guard during the response to Winter Storm Thor and am grateful for their efforts to keep our residents safe. This declaration will provide our state, counties and municipalities with the assistance and support needed to re- build and move forward." 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