Marshallville's Mayor William F. Massee passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 8, 2016. Mayor Pro Tem Adeline Felton was appointed on February 24, 2016 to the Mayor position to serve the remainder of his term.
City of Marshallville
2015 Annual Water Quality Report
Water System ID: 1930001
Water System Contact: Jeff Lempke
Raw Water Source: Common Name of Water Source: Cretaceous Sand Aquifer.
Type of Water Source: Ground Water / Wells.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some substances or 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 Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
As health scientists learn more about our environment and the effect of substances in the environment on human health, new standards will continue to be set for drinking water. All water sources pass over the surface of the land or through the ground. The water dissolves naturally occurring minerals and materials and can pick up substances relating to the presence of animals or from human activity.
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. City of Marshallville’s water system is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but 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 two 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Substances that may be present in source water, before water treatment, include:
Biological Substances - may come from human, agriculture, or wildlife sources.
Inorganic Substances – can be natural, from storm run-off, or from industrial or wastewater discharges.
Pesticides and Herbicides – may come from agriculture, storm run-off, or residential use.
Organic Substances – may come from industrial or domestic processes, storm run-off, and septic systems.
Radioactive Materials – can be naturally occurring or the result of mining or other human activities.
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain substances in water provided by public water systems.
Source Water Assessment and Information on Potential Source Water Contaminants are available at City Hall.
Public participation Opportunities: City Council Meetings.
Additional Sources of Information on Water Quality: www.gaepd.org, www.awwa.org, www.epa.gov.
Notice to Persons with Compromised Immune Systems:
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.
These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptos poridium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
Terms and Abbreviations:
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCGL): 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 Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLG as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement that a water system must follow.
N/A: Not applicable
PPM: Parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/l)
PPB: Parts per billion or micrograms per liter
(b): Water from the treatment plant does not contain lead or copper. However under EPA test protocol, water is tested at the tap. Tap tests show that where a customer may have lead pipes or lead soldered copper lines, the water is not corrosive. This means the amount of lead or copper absorbed by the water is limited to safe levels.
pCi/l: Picocuries per liter
Contaminants MCLG MCL Your Low High Sample Violation Typical
Water Range Range Date Source
Chlorine 4 4 0.64 0.11 1.27 2015 No Water additive
(as Cl2) used to control
Haloacetic NA 60 <6 ND ND 2015 No By-product of
Acids (HAA5) drinking water
TTHMs (Total NA 80 <4 ND 0 2015 No By-product of
Trihalomethanes) drinking water
Fluoride 4 4 0.68 NA NA 2015 No Erosion of
Radium 0 5 0 ND 0 2015 No Erosion of
(combined 226/228) natural