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.
WEB Water comes from surface water sources which 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 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:
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).
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||10/01/18||0.56||4||4||ppm||Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.|
|Haloacetic Acids||11/05/18||15.90||60||0||ppb||By-product of drinking water chlorination. Results are reported as a running annual average of test results.|
|Lead||08/25/16||90% Level 2||AL=15||0||ppb||Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits.|
|Nitrate(as Nitrogen)||08/22/18||0.2||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||11/05/18||7.35||80||0||ppb||By product of drinking water chlorination. Results are reported as a running annual average of test results.|
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.