Falls City Water Quality
ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT 2018 CITY OF FALLS CITY
The City of Falls City is pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you everyday. We want to keep you informed about water and services the City has delivered to you over the past year. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts that are made to continually improve the water treatment process, protect our water quality, and protect our water resources. Falls City is committed to ensuring the quality of your water.
The Water Treatment Plant has been operating since 1998. Falls City routinely monitors for constituents in the drinking water according to Federal and State laws. This table shows monitoring results for the calendar years 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
We’re proud your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements. Through monitoring and testing some constituents have been detected; however, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that your water is safe at these levels.
All drinking water, including bottled water, is expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminates does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminates and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immune-compromised system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. EPS/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Water Hotline. MCL’s are set at very stringent levels. The term contaminant refers to any substance which may be found in water. As water moves over the surface of land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals, soils and can pick up substances or contaminants such as microbes, inorganic and organic chemicals resulting from the presence of animals or human activity.
SOURCE OF WATER
The City utilizes Teal Creek and Glaze Creek drainage for its water supply.
The City of Falls City has had one violation in 2008 VOC testing, and 2011 Violation for Chlorine By Products, 2013 violation for not sending Turbitity monitoring report form by due date, 2013 violation chlorine by products, but is now in compliance with all regulations. Water is tested throughout the distribution system monthly for bacteriological analysis. The City is required to test for chemicals. Nitrates are required to be sampled yearly. In organics, synthetic organics and volatile organic chemicals are sampled every year. A Radiological sample is collected every four (4) years. The City tested for nitrogen in 2007.
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe, dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments that will benefit all of our customers.
Please call City Hall if you have any questions. We at the City of Falls City work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future.
DETECTED LEVELS OF STANDARDS
The levels of standards for Inorganic chemicals, Volatile Organic chemicals and Synthetic Organic chemicals in the Teal Creek drainage waters were all not detected.
Other chemicals have been tested in the creek waters but there are no set contaminant levels, only guidelines that are associated with aesthetic effects such as staining of plumbing fixtures or tastes and odor problems. These chemicals are non-enforceable at this time.
The City has been below Federal and State standards for lead and copper testing. The City tested 10 homes in 2007. Tests have not been over the suggested maximum level for HAAS & TTHM.
ppb – Parts per billion or micrograms per liter.
One part per billion.
ppt – Parts per trillion or Nan grams per liter.
One part per trillion.
ppq – Parts per quadrillion or Pico grams per liter.
One part per quadrillion.