Important Information About Your Drinking Water

The water system sampling schedule requirements were recently not met for some contaminants that are required to be tested during the third quarter of this year. Even though there are no emergencies or contaminant concerns, as our customers, you have a right to know that it happened and what we did to correct the situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the third quarter of this year (August) we did not complete valid testing for Haloacetic Acid and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.

What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time.

The table below lists the contaminants were not tested for during the third quarter of the year, how often we are supposed to sample for these contaminants, and how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were taken.

Contaminant

Required sampling frequency

Number of samples taken

When all samples should have been taken

When samples were taken

Haloacetic Acids 5

1 sample every August

1

August 2019

August 7, 2019 retested Sept. 11, 2019

What happened?
Samples were taken during the required August time frame, however, a laboratory issue invalidated the results. The notification of the problem occurred after the August sampling period, therefore, the follow up test in September was outside the required time period for testing as required per the sampling schedule.

What is being done?
Once the lab results were received, a re-sample was taken on September 11, 2019 and the test results came back with results less than the detectable limits and therefore did not exceed the allowable Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL). The water system will continue monitoring for potential contaminates per the required sampling schedule.

Read more: Tier 3 Notification 11-15-19 BHRSD