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                                                                                   Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

TX2340011 LITTLE HOPE-MOORE WATER SUPPLY
 
Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2015
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
 
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 immunocompromised 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 source water and results indicate 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://dww2.tceq.texas.gov/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
6 - SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1 SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1 GW  Active Carrizo-Wilcox
 
 
7 - FM 16 GW  Active Carrizo-Wilcox
8 - FM 16 GW  Active Carrizo-Wilcox
 4 - SH 64 / W OF PLANT 1                                                                                                      GW                                     Active              Carrizo-Wilcox
 
 
 
 

 
2015 Regulated Contaminants Detected
 Lead and Copper
Definitions: 
Action Level Goal (ALG):  The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  ALGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level:  The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
Lead and Copper Date Sampled MCLG Action Level (AL) 90th Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Copper 07/09/2014 1.3 1.3                                     0.11 0 ppm       N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Water Quality Test Results
ppt parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)
ppq parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)

Regulated Contaminants
Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) 2015 30 30.4 - 30.4 No goal for the total 80                                      ppb      N By-product of drinking water disinfection.
Inorganic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Barium 2015 0.13 0.13 - 0.13 2 2                                       ppm      N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
Fluoride 2015 0.095 0.095 - 0.095 4 4.0                                     ppm      N Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen] 2015 0.033 0.018 - 0.033 10 10                                       ppm      N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.
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.
Volatile Organic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Xylenes 2015 0.00216 0 - 0.00216 10 10                                      ppm      N Discharge from petroleum factories; Discharge from chemical factories.
 
Disinfectant Year Average Level Minimum Level Maximum Level MRDL/MRDLG Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Cl2 Gas 2015 0.92 1.90 4 0.2 ppm      N Water additive used to control microbes
 
 
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