Annual Water Report
Special Notice for the ELDERLY, INFANTS,CANCER PATIENTS, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune problems:
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. The EPA/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium andother microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
Public Participation Opportunities
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
To learn about future public meetings (concerning your drinking water), or to request to schedule one, please call us.
Our Drinking Water Meets or Exceeds All
Federal (EPA) Drinking Water Requirements This report is a summary of the quality of the water we provide our members. The analysis was made by using the data from the most recent U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required tests and is presented in the attached pages. We hope this infromation helps you become more knowledgeable about what’s in your 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-occuring minerals, and in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water before treatment include: microbes, inorganic contaminants, pesticides, herbicides, radioactive contaminants, and organic chemical contaminants.
Este informe incluye información importante sobre el agua potable. Si tiene preguntas o comentarios sobre éste informe en español, favor de llamar al tel. (512)376-5695 para hablar con una persona bilingue en español.
Where do we get our drinking water?
Our drinking water is obtained from Surface & Ground water sources. It comes from the following Lake/River/Reservoir/Aquifer: UNIDENTIFIED OR MULTIPLE. A Source Water Susceptibility Assecessment for your drinking water source(s) is currently being updated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and will be provided to us this year. The report will describe the susceptibility and types of constituents that may come intocontact with your drinking water source based on human activities and natural conditions. The information contained in the assessement our will allow us to focus our source water protection strategies. For more information on source water assessements and protection efforts at our system, please contact us.
ALL drinking water may contain contaminants.
When drinking water meets federal standards there may not be any health based benefits to purchasing bottled water or point of use devices. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at list 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 EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
Many constituents (such as calcium, sodium, or iron) which are often found in drinking water, can cause taste, color, and odor problems. The taste and odor constituents are called secondary constituents and are regulated by the State of Texas, not the EPA. These constituents are not causes for health concern. Therefore, secondaries are not required to be reported in this document but they may greatly affect the appearance and taste of your water.
About The Following Pages
The pages that follow list all of the federally regulated or monitored contaminants which have been found in your drinking water. The U.S. EPA requires water systems to test for up to 97 contaminants.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest permissible level of a contaminant in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected health risk. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control microbial contamination.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflex the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contamination.
Treatment technique (TT): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity Units
MFL - million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)
pCi/L - picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppm - parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/L)
ppb - parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/L)
ppt - parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter
ppq - parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter
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