Consumer Confidence Report

WEB Water regularly tests and monitors the drinking water we’re delivering to our customers because we’re committed to providing you quality water and detailed information about that water. We look at 80 possible contaminates and compare WEB Water to the standards set by the EPA.

Water Source

WEB Water comes from surface water sources which include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.

Potential Contaminants in Source Water

As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. 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. 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.

The following contaminants may be present in any source water:

  • 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 stormwater 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 stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Detected Contaminants

The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The state requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than one year old.

Substance Date Tested Highest Level Detected Range Highest Level Allowed (MCL) Ideal Goal (MCLG) Units Likely source Of Substances
Alpha Emitters 05/10/13 4 ND – 4 15 0 pCi/l Erosion of natural deposits.
Antimony 11/05/13 0.3   6 6 ppb Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants; ceramics; electronics; solders.
Barium 11/05/13 0.048   2 2 ppm Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of national deposits.
Chromium 11/05/13 4.7   100 100 ppb Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits.
Combined Radium 05/23/16 1 ND – 1 5 0 pCi/1 Erosion of natural deposits.
Copper 08/25/16 90% Level 1.1   AL=1.3 0 ppm Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives.
Fluoride 01/04/16 0.68 0.46-0.68 4 4 ppm Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
Haloacetic Acids 11/02/15 19.1 ND – 19.1 60 0 ppb By-product of drinking water chlorination.
Lead 08/25/16

90% Level 2

  AL=15 0 ppb Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits.
Nitrate(as Nitrogen) 08/12/15 0.3   10 10 ppm Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits.
Selenium 11/05/13 1.7   50 50 ppb Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines.
Total Trihalomethanes 11/02/15 9.42 ND – 9.42 80 0 ppb By product of drinking water chlorination.

 

Abbreviations & Definitions

  • AL – Action Level – The concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. For Lead and Copper, 90% of the samples must be below the AL.
  • MCL – Maximum Contaminant Level – This is 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. MCLs are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated contaminants, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.
  • MCLG – Maximum Content Level Goal – 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.
  • ND – Not Detected
  • pCi/l – picocuries per liter – A measure of radioactivity
  • ppb – Parts per billion or micrograms per liter (ug/l)
  • ppm – Parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/l)
  • RR – Removal Ration – The ratio between the actual TOC removal and the TOC removal requirements. The lowest running annual average of quarterly percentages is reported.

Lead Levels

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. The WEB Water Development Association Inc. public water supply system is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. If 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 epa.gov/safewater/lead.

For more information about WEB Water quality, please contact us.