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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Fredericktown Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinking Water Standards
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
|Period ending||Analyte||Locational Running Annual Avg (LRAA)||LRAA Unit of Measure (UOM)||MCL||MCL UOM|
|December 31, 2015||Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)||62||UG/L||60||UG/L|
|December 31, 2015||TTHM||87||UG/L||80||UG/L|
|March 31, 2016||Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)||61||UG/L||60||UG/L|
|March 31, 2016||TTHM||89||UG/L||80||UG/L|
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results based on a locational running annual average (LRAA) of quarterly samples show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL). (See table above.)
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) are formed when chlorine combines with naturally occurring organic matter in the water. Disinfection is necessary to inactivate harmful microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, which may be present in untreated water. Regulated DBPs include Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs). The MCL is based on long-term exposure of drinking two liters (about two quarts) of water every day for seventy years. Some people who drink water containing TTHMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys or central nervous system, and may have an increases risk of getting cancer.
What happened? What is being done? (Describe corrective action.) The City of Fredericktown has purchased mixed oxidant equipment which will upgrade the disinfectant system, thereby reducing the contaminants. The system should be fully operational shorty.
For more information, please contact water system staff indicated below:
Junior Shell at 573.783.2712 or City of Fredericktown, PO Box 549, Fredericktown, MO 63645
Additionally, you may contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Southeast Regional Office at 573–840–9750 or the Public Drinking Water Branch at 573–751–5331.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by Fredericktown State Water System ID#: MO4010290.
Burning Season Regulations
According to Section 255.180 of the Code of Ordinances, RESIDENTS of the City of Fredericktown may be permitted and allowed to burn yard and garden trimmings only (no branches larger than one inch in diameter) on residential lots. Read the pdf for details.
Did you know that the city of Fredericktown has an extensive recycling program? Residents can drop off or have recyclables picked up for their convenience a variety of recyclables ranging from plastic to aluminum to steel to paper. Check out our new recycling page for all the details!