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Nacimiento Water Company Has Levels of Haloacetic Acids Above the Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Water sample results from samples taken on September 28, 2018 showed that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for haloacetic acids. The MCL standard for haloacetic acids is 60 micrograms per liter (60 ug/l.). The average level of haloacetic acids over the last year was 63 ug/l. What should I do?
* You do not need to use an alternative water supply (e. g. bottled water).
* This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
However, some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may experience liver, kidney, or central nervous system problems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
* If you have other health issues concerning the consumption of this water, you may wish to consult your doctor.
What happened? What is being done?
Disinfection by-products (including haloacetic acids) are formed when chlorine is added to water that contains small amounts of organic compounds (such as what may come from algae in our source water). We have made several changes to our treatment process to better remove organic compounds from the water before chlorination, and to remove the disinfection by-products after they have formed. This strategy has been successful. High levels of disinfection by-products first appeared in September of last year. In each of the quarterly samples since then the levels have been lower, until this September. Since compliance is based on a four-quarter average, we may not be technically in compliance until next quarter (with samples taken this week), but in a very real sense, the problem has already been corrected. For more information, please contact Tim Bean at (805)472-2540, or at the following mailing address: 2890 Saddle Way, Bradley, CA 93426. 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 public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by Nacimiento Water Company
State Water System ID#4010027 Date distributed: December 20, 2018