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2018 Water Quality Report

April 23, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report Certification of Distribution

 

Public Water Supply System Name:  Village Of Stratton                                                             Account Number:  NE3108701  

Population Served by Public Water System:  343                                                                        County:  HITCHCOCK

 

The Village Of Stratton community water system hereby confirms that the Annual Water Quality Report has been distributed to customers (and appropriate notices of availability have been given) in accordance with Nebraska’s Regulations Governing Public Water Supply Systems, Title 179 NAC 14.  Further, this certifies that the information contained in the report is correct and consistent with the compliance monitoring data received by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

 

REQUIREDCheck the distribution method(s) used, fill in the corresponding information blanks, and attach the required information:

____Mail:  Date Mailed: _____________ (Attach a copy of mailed report)

____Hand Deliver: Date: _____________ (Attach a copy of delivered report)

____Publish:  Date Published: _____________ (Attach a copy of the newspaper clipping)

__X_Post:  Date Posted: _4/12/19________ (List at least three posting locations AND attach a copy of the posted report)

1st Location: __Village Office 311 Bailey ___ 2nd Location: __MNB- Stratton 403 Bailey Street______ 3rd Location: _____Stratton USPO 310 Bailey Street__

Wholesale Systems Only:

Were Consecutive Systems notified? Yes ____ No__X_ If yes, who? _______________________________________________________________________

If using Electronic Delivery, check the distribution method(s) used, fill in the corresponding information blanks, and attach the required information:

____Mailed notification that the CCR is available on Web site via a Direct URL (Attach a copy of the mailed notification) Date Mailed: _________

____E-mailed notification that included a Direct URL to the CCR (Provide Direct URL address) _____________________________ Date E-mailed: _________

____E-mailed the CCR as an attachment to or an embedded document within an e-mail (Attach a copy of the attachment/document) Date E-mailed: ________

____Provided info on how a customer can obtain a paper copy of the CCR if utilizing ANY of the above Electronic Delivery methods. (Attach documentation)

____”Good Faith” efforts were used to reach non-bill paying consumers. These efforts included:

____Posted the CCR on a publicly accessible Internet site (Provide Direct URL address) ___________________________ Date Posted: __________

____Advertised the CCR availability in the news media (Attach a copy of the announcement and/or newspaper clipping) Date Published: __________

____Publication of the CCR in a local newspaper, in a legible size (Attach a copy of the newspaper clipping) Date Published: __________

____Posted the CCR in public places (Attach list of locations) Date Posted: ___________

____Published in an electronic community/system newsletter (Attach a copy of the notice/article) Date Published: __________

____Electronic CCR announcement via Social Media Outlet(s) (Attach a list outlet(s) utilized & copy of announcement) Date Posted: __________

 

REQUIREDCertified By (Licensed Water Operator):

Water Operator Name: ___Kevin K. League___________________ Water Operator License Number: ___4461_______ Today’s Date: _3/11/19_____

Title: _____Utilities Superintendent_____________ Phone: ___308-340-0149__________ E-mail: __stratton@gpcom.net______________

 

Note:  The “2018 Annual Water Quality Report” and this Certification form must be received by Nebraska DHHS no later than July 1, 2019.  If this report is not received by July 1, 2019, a violation will be issued.

 

 

Village Of Stratton

 

Annual Water Quality Report

For January 1 to December 31, 2018

 

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the Village Of Stratton water system to provide safe drinking water.

 

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For more information regarding this report, or to request a hard copy, contact:

 

KEVIN LEAGUE

308-340-0149

 

If you would like to observe the decision-making processes that affect drinking water quality, please attend the regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board/City Council.  If you would like to participate in the process, please contact the Village/City Clerk to arrange to be placed on the agenda of the meeting of the Village Board/City Council.

 

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some conta- minants. 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 EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

Source Water Assessment Availability:

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has completed the Source Water Assessment.  Included in the assessment are a Wellhead Protection Area map, potential contaminant source inventory, and source water protection information. To view the Source Water Assessment or for more information please contact the person named above on this report or the NDEQ at (402) 471-3376 or go to http://deq.ne.gov.

 

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.

 

Sources of Drinking Water:

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater 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.

 

The source of water used by Village Of Stratton is ground water. 

 

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.

 

Drinking Water Health Notes:

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC 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) or the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water at 402-471-2186.

 

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.  All Community water systems are 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 water, you may wish to have you 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 (800-426-4791), at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead or at the DHHS/DPH/Office of Drinking Water (402-471-1008).

 

The Village Of Stratton is required to test for the following contaminants:  Coliform Bacteria, Antimony, Arsenic, Asbestos, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Cyanide, Fluoride, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Nitrate, Nitrite, Selenium, Sodium, Thallium, Alachlor, Atrazine, Benzo(a)pyrene, Carbofuran, Chlordane, Dalapon, Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate, Dibromochloropropane, Dinoseb, Di(2-ethylhexyl)- phthalate, Diquat, 2,4-D, Endothall, Endrin, Ethylene dibromide, Glyphosate, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Methoxychlor, Oxamyl (Vydate), Pentachlorophenol, Picloram, Polychlorinated biphenyls, Simazine, Toxaphene, Dioxin, Silvex, Benzene, Carbon Tetrachloride, o-Dichloro- benzene, Para-Dichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dichlorethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, Cis-1,2,-Dichloroethylene, Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Dichloromethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, Ethylbenzene, Monochlorobenzene, 1,2,4-Trichloro- benzene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene, Vinyl Chloride, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene, Toluene, Xylenes (total), Gross Alpha (minus Uranium & Radium 226), Radium 226 plus Radium 228, Sulfate, Chloroform, Bromodichloromethane, Chlorodibromomethane, Bromoform, Chlorobenzene, m-Dichlorobenzene, 1,1-Dichloropropene, 1,1-Dichloroethane, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachlorethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, Chloromethane, Bromomethane, 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, 1,1,1,2-Tetra- chloroethane, Chloroethane, 2,2-Dichloropropane, o-Chlorotoluene, p-Chlorotoluene, Bromobenzene, 1,3-Dichloropropene, Aldrin, Butachlor, Carbaryl, Dicamba, Dieldrin, 3-Hydroxycarbofuran, Methomyl, Metolachlor, Metribuzin, Propachlor.

 

How to Read the Water Quality Data Table:

The EPA and State Drinking Water Program establish the safe drinking water regulations that limit the amount of contaminants allowed in drinking water. The table shows the concentrations of detected substances in comparison to the regulatory limits. Substances not detected are not included in the table. The state requires monitoring of certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Therefore, some of this data may be older than one year.

MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level) – The highest level of a conta- minant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal) – 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. 

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

MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.

N/A – Not applicable.

 

Units in the Table:

ND – Not detectable.

ppm (parts per million) – One ppm corresponds to 1 gallon of concentrate in 1 million gallons of water.

mg/L (milligrams per liter) – Equivalent to ppm.

ppb (parts per billion) – One ppb corresponds to 1 gallon of concentrate in 1 billion gallons of water.

ug/L (micrograms per liter) – Equivalent to ppb.

pCi/L (Picocuries per liter) – Radioactivity concentration unit.

RAA (Running Annual Average) – An ongoing annual average calculation of data from the most recent four quarters.

LRAA (Locational Running Annual Average) – An ongoing annual average calculation of data from the most recent four quarters at each sampling location.

90th Percentile – Represents the highest value found out of 90% of the samples taken in a representative group. If the 90th percentile is greater than the action level, it will trigger a treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. 

TT (Treatment Technique) – A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

 

Village Of Stratton                                                                                                     TEST RESULTS                               Date Printed: 4/23/2019                                                                                                                               NE3108701  

 

Microbiological

Highest No. of Positive Samples

MCL

MCLG

Likely Source Of Contamination

Violations Present

 COLIFORM (TCR)

 In the month of July, 4 sample(s) were positive

 TT

 N/A

 Naturally present in the environment

 No

 

Lead and Copper

Monitoring Period

90th Percentile

Range

Unit

AL

Sites Over AL

Likely Source Of Contamination

COPPER, FREE

2014 - 2016

0.0842

0.0106 - 0.125

ppm

1.3

0

Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing.

LEAD

2014 - 2016

15.3

1.46 - 27.6

ppb

15

1

Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing.

 

Regulated Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Value

Range

Unit

MCL

MCLG

Likely Source Of Contamination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ARSENIC

 6/4/2018

 8.61

 8.61

 ppb

 10

 0

 Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.

 BARIUM

 4/30/2018

 0.0952

 0.0952

 ppm

 2

 2

 Discharge from drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

 CHROMIUM

 4/30/2018

 1.43

 1.43

 ppb

 100

 100

 Discharge from steel and pulp mills; Erosion of natural deposits.

 FLUORIDE

 4/30/2018

 1.15

 1.15

 ppm

 4

 4

 Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; Fertilizer discharge.

 NITRATE-NITRITE

 6/11/2018

 1.81

 1.81

 ppm

 10

 10

 Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

 SELENIUM

 4/30/2018

 4.04

 4.04

 ppb

 50

 50

 Erosion of natural deposits

 

Radiological Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Value

Range

Unit

MCL

MCLG

Likely Source Of Contamination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMBINED RADIUM (-226 & -228)

10/9/2018

2.41

2.41

pCi/L

5

0

Erosion of natural deposits

GROSS ALPHA, INCL. RADON & U

10/9/2018

5.91

5.91

pCi/L

15

0

Erosion of natural deposits

RADIUM-226

10/9/2018

0.886

0.886

pCi/L

 

0

Erosion of natural deposits.

RADIUM-228

10/9/2018

1.52

1.52

pCi/L

 

0

Erosion of natural deposits

 

Unregulated Water Quality Data

Collection Date

Highest Value

Range

Unit

Secondary MCL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SULFATE

 12/10/2018

 18.1

 18.1

 mg/L

 250

 

During the 2018 calendar year, we had the below noted violation(s) of drinking water regulations.

Type

Category

Analyte

Compliance Period

No Violations Occurred in the Calendar Year of 2018

 

The Village Of Stratton has taken the following actions to return to compliance with the Nebraska Safe Drinking Water Act:

July 9, 2018 total coliform detected in routine sampling. Repeat samples taken within 24 hours at upstream, original, downstream and trigger where coliform was also detected. Followed by Level II assessment and 90 day disinfection completed of the entire system. All five corrective actions were completed by the completion of the last disinfection period.

 

Additional Required Health Effects Language:

 

While your drinking water meets EPA's standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic.  EPA's standard balances the current understanding of arsenic's possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water.  EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.

 

Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development.  Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities.  Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.

 

Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially harmful bacteria may be present.  Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

 

There are no additional required health effects violation notices.

 

 

During the past year two Level 2 assessments were required to be completed for our water system.  two Level 2 assessments were completed. In addition, we were required to take five corrective actions and we completed three of these actions.

 

Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, waterborne pathogens may be present or that a potential pathway exists through which contamination may enter the drinking water distribution system. We found coliforms indicating the need to look for potential problems in water treatment or distribution. When this occurs, we are required to conduct assessment(s) to identify problems and to correct any problems that were found during these assessments.

 

Uncorrected Significant Deficiencies

Date Identified

Facility

Category Code

Category Description

 

 

 

 

07/13/2018

WATER SYSTEM

2623     

RTCR 90-Day Mandatory Disinfection (3rd+ LV2 in 12-Months)

12/26/2018

WATER SYSTEM

2622     

RTCR 30-Day Mandatory Disinfection (2nd LV2 in 12-Months)

 

This report is available upon request at the Stratton Village Office, 311 Bailey Street, Stratton, NE and will not be mailed. Additional copies can be viewed at the Public Works Office, 306 Bailey Street.

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