254 933 2133

 

CCR Report 2016

439 WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
 
6202 SPARTA ROAD, BELTON, TEXAS 76513
PHONE: 254-933-2133                                                              FAX:  254-933-2509
 
http://www.439watersupply.com
 
 
 
 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

 
Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2016.
 
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.
 
439 WSC (PWS ID Number: TX0140076 is a Purchased Water System and receives treated water from Bell County Water Control & Improvement District No. 1 (PWS ID Number: TX0140016). Lake Belton is the source of water.
 
In the water loss audit submitted to the Texas Water Development Board for the time period of January 1 thru December 31, 2015, our system lost an estimated 44,381,937 gallons of water. If you have any questions about the water loss audit please call (254) 933-2133.
 
For more information regarding this report please contact Barbara Caffrey (254) 933-2133
Este reporte incluye informacion importante sobre el agua para tomar. Para asistencia en Española, favor de llamar al telefono (254) 933-2133
 
Public Participation Opportunities: Monthly Board of Directors Meetings is held on the second Wednesday of each month. We are located at 6202 Sparta Rd. in Belton, TX. and can be reached at (254) 933-2133.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
439 Water Supply Corporation is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

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 pick up 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 contaminates. the presence of contaminates 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 at (800) 426-4791.
 
Contaminates that may be present in source water include:
 
-  Microbial contaminates, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
 
-  Inorganic contaminates, 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 can be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
 
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes 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 treated. 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.

Where do we get our drinking water?

 
Source Water Name   Type of Water Report Status Location
SW From Bell County WCID CC From TX0140016 Bell SW A Bell
 
 

Information about Source Water Assessments

The TCEQ has completed a Source Water Assessment for all drinking water systems that own their sources. The report describes the susceptibility and types of constituents that come into contact with your drinking water source based on human activities and natural conditions. The system from which we purchase our water received the assessment report. For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system, contact Ricky Garrett, P.E. at (254) 501-9243 or go to the Source Water Assessment link at http://dww.tceq.texas.goc/DWW
For more information about your sources of water, please refer to the Source Water Assessment Viewer available at the following URL:
http:gis3.tceq.state.tx.us/swac/Controller.index.jsp?wtrsrc=
 
 
Maximum Contaminant Level (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 (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 (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 (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.
 
Avg - Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. 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 Detected

 
Lead and Copper Date Sampled MCLG Action Level (AL) 90th Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Copper 2016 1.3 1.3 0.089 0 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.
                 
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.
 
 

Regulated Contaminants

Disinfectants and disinfection By-Products Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) 2016 57 29.1 - 185 No goal for the total 60 ppb Y By-product of drinking water disinfection
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) 2016 74 35.8 - 206 No goal for the total 80 ppb Y By-product of drinking water disinfection
                 
Inorganic Contaminates Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Arsenic 10/17/2011 4.5 4.5 – 4.5 0 10 ppb N Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.
Barium 10/17/2011 0.043 0.043 – 0.043 2 2 ppm N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
Fluoride 10/17/2011 0.73 0.73 – 0.73 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] 2016 1 0.56 – 0.59 10 10 ppm N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.
Selenium 10/17/2011 8.5 8.5 – 8.5 50 50 ppb N Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from mines.
                 
Radioactive Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Combined Radium 226/228 10/17/2011 1 1 – 1 0 5 pCi/L N Erosion of natural deposits.
                 
Synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Atrazine 10/17/2011 0.12 0.12 – 0.12 3 3 ppb N Runoff from herbicide on row crops.
Dalapon 2016 4.9 0 – 4.9 200 200 ppb N Runoff from herbicide used on rights of way

 
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level
Year Disinfectant Average Level Minimum Level Maximum Level MRDL MRDLG Unit of Measure Source of Chemical
2016 Chloramines 2.54 0.60 4.1 4.0 <4.0 ppm Disinfectant used to control microbes.
 

Total Coliform Bacteria

Total coliform bacteria are used as indicators of microbial contamination of drinking water because testing for them is easy. While not disease-causing organisms themselves, they are often found in association with other microbes that are capable of causing disease. Coliform bacteria are hardier than many disease-causing organisms; therefore, their absence from water is a good indication that the water is microbiologically safe for human consumption.
 
Total Coliform – There were no TCB detections for this System in this CCR period. Fecal Coliform – Reported monthly tests found no fecal coliform bacteria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following Regulated Contaminants are sampled by our water provider Bell County Water Control & Improvement District No.1. 
 
Regulated Contaminants
Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) 2016 48 48.3 - 48.3 No goal for the total 60 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection.
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) 2016 70 70.3 - 70.3 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 2016 0.0663 0.0649 - 0.0663 2 2 ppm N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
Cyanide 2016 110 60 - 110 200 200 ppb N Discharge from plastic and fertilizer factories; Discharge from steel/metal factories.
Fluoride 2016 0.2 0.19 - 0.2 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] 2016 1 0.62 - 0.67 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 04/28/2015 5.2 4.4 - 5.2 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.
 
Synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Atrazine 2016 0.37 0.29 - 0.37 3 3 ppb N Runoff from herbicide used on row crops.

Turbidity
 
  Limit (Treatment Technique) Level Detected Violation Likely Source of Contamination
Highest single measurement 1 NTU 0.8 NTU N Soil runoff.
Lowest monthly % meeting limit 0.3 NTU 100% N Soil runoff.
Information Statement:  Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles.  We monitor it because it is a good indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our filtration
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Organic Carbon
The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violations section.

 
 


 

Violations Table
 
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). 07/01/2016 09/30/2016 We failed to test our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated. Because of this failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated.
        The DLQOR was not submitted in a timely manner. An automatic notification system was set up to remind us to submit the Report by the due date for each quarter.
 
 
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
MCL, LRAA 10/01/2016 12/31/2016 Water samples showed that the amount of this contaminant in our drinking water was above its standard (called a maximum contaminant level and abbreviated MCL) for the period indicated.
    We have adjusted our tanks levels to reduce the holding time of the water and continue to do flushing of the water.
 
 
 
Lead and Copper Rule
The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivity. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
LEAD CONSUMER NOTICE (LCR) 12/30/2016 01/25/2017 We failed to provide the results of lead tap water monitoring to the consumers at the location water was tested. These were supposed to be provided no later than 30 days after learning the results.
    The results of the tests were given to the consumers at the sampling locations after 30 days.
 
 
 
Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)
E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Human pathogens in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a greater health risk for infants, young children, the elderly, and people with severely-compromised immune systems.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
MONITORING, ROUTINE, MINOR (RTCR) 05/01/2016 05/31/2016 We failed to collect some of the required routine samples of our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated.  Because of this failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated.
       The monthly samples were not collected according to our Sampling Site Plan. New sampling taps were installed and we are correctly following our Sample Site Plan.

Violations Table
 
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)
Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
MCL, LRAA 10/01/2016 12/31/2016 Water samples showed that the amount of this contaminant in our drinking water was above its standard (called a maximum contaminant level and abbreviated MCL) for the period indicated.
     We have adjusted our tanks levels to reduce the holding time of the water and continue to do flushing of the water.