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CCR 2014

CCR 2014

                                                                                                          Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
 
 
LITTLE HOPE-MOORE WATER SUPPLY
 
 TX 2340011
 
 
 
 
Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2014
For more information regarding this report contact:
This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water.
Name:  Pam Shipley
Phone:  903-253-5565
Board of Directors Meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm
at the Little Hope-Moore WSC office located at 150 FM 16 Canton.
Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar.  Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al telefono (903)567-1290.
LITTLE HOPE-MOORE WATER SUPPLY is Ground Water
 
 
 
 
Sources of Drinking Water
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and 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 pickup substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  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 EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.
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.
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.
Contaminants may be found in drinking water that may cause taste, color, or odor problems.  These types of problems are not necessarily causes for health concerns.  For more information on taste, odor, or color of drinking water, please contact the system's business office.
You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water.  Infants, some elderly, or immune compromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

 
Information about Source Water Assessments
 
The TCEQ completed an assessment of your water and results indicated that some of your sources are susceptible to certain contaminants. The sampling requirements for your water system are based on this susceptibility and previous sample data. Any detections of these contaminants may be found in this Consumer Confident Report. For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system, contact Pam Shipley at 903-253-5565.
 
For more information about your sources of water, please refer to the Source Water Assessment Viewer available at the following URL:   http://www.tceq.texas.gov/gis/swaview
 
Further details about sources and source-water assessments are available in Drinking Water Watch at the following URL:   http://dww.tceq.state.tx.us/DWW/
 
 
Source Water Name Type of Water Report Status Location
1 - PLANT 1 (FM 16 / E OF SH 64)        PLANT 1 (FM 16 / E OF
SH 64)
GW  Active  Carrizo-Wilcox
4 - SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1 SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1 GW  Active Carrizo-Wilcox
6 - SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1 SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1 GW  Active Carrizo-Wilcox
  Colfax Plant (FM 16)                           FM 16                         GW                                   Active                    Carrizo-Wilcox

 
2014  Regulated Contaminants Detected
 
 
Water Quality Test Results
Definitions:  The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.
Avg:  Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: 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.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
MFL million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)
na:  not applicable.
NTU nephelometric turbidity units (a measure of turbidity)
pCi/L picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppb:  micrograms per liter or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water.
ppm:  milligrams per liter or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.
ppt parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)
ppq parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)

Regulated Contaminants
Inorganic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Barium 01/19/2012 0.12 0.103 - 0.12 2 2                                       ppm      N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
Fluoride 01-19-2012 0.23 0.21 - 0.23 4 4.0                                      ppm      N Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
Ethylbenzene 06/03/14 1.82 n/a 700 700 ppb N Discharge from petroleum refineries.
Xylenes Total 06/03/14 4.74 n/a 10 10 ppm N Discharge from petroleum factories; Discharge from chemical factories.
Nitrate 06/03/14 .0365 0 -.0365 10 10 ppm N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
TTHM 06/03/14 19.6 n/a n/a 100 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection.
Radioactive Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Beta/photon emitters 01/18/2010 6.6 5.2 - 6.6 0 50                                      pCi/L*   N Decay of natural and man-made deposits.
*EPA considers 50 pCi/L to be the level of concern for beta particles
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Hope-Moore WSC Disinfectant Level Operating Report
 
 
 
Disinfectant Year Average
Level
Minimum
Level
Maximum
Level
MRDL MRDLG Unit of
Measure
Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Chlorine 2014 0.85 0.72 1 4 4 ppm N Water additive used to control
microbes
 
Lead and
Copper
Date of
Sample
MCLG Action
Level (AL)
90th
Percentile
# Sites
Over AL
Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Copper 07/09/14 1.3 1.3 0.11 10 ppm N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives.
Lead 07/09/14 0 15 0 10 ppb N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
 
  
 
Public Notice
 
Chlorine
Some people who use water containing chlorine well in excess of the MRDL could experience irritating effects to their eyes and nose.  Some people who drink water containing chlorine well in excess of the MRDL could experience stomach discomfort.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR). 07/01/2014 09/30/2014 30 TAC § 290.110(e)(4)(A), § 290.110(f) (2), § 290.110(f)(3) - Failure to Submit Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report
 


Mandatory Language for Monitoring and Reporting Violation Failure to Submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR/CHLORINE
 The LITTLE HOPE-MOORE WATER SUPPLY water system PWS ID 2340011 has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis.
Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water is safe from microbial contamination.
This violation occurred in the monitoring period: 3rd Quarter of 2014
 We have taken the following actions to address this issue: The report was submitted the DLQOR report that was due on 10/10/14 on 11/3/14.
Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., 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.
If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Pam Shipley at 903-253-5565.
Posted /Delivered on: 3/27/15
 
 
Little Hope-Moore WSC Water Loss Report
In the water loss audit submitted to the Texas Water Development Board for the time period of Jan-Dec 2014, our system lost an estimated 3,821,590 gallons of water. If you have any questions about the water loss audit please call 903-253-5565.
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