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Taylor West Weber Water currently services the culinary water for Taylor, West Weber and some areas in Hooper and West Haven.

 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report - 2017

Taylor W. Weber WID

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of the water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water sources are three wells, and purchase water from Weber Basin.

The Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for Taylor W. Weber WID is available for your review. It contains information about source protection zones, potential contamination sources and management strategies to protect our drinking water. Potential contamination sources common in our protection areas are low in susceptibility to potential contamination. We have also developed management strategies to further protect our sources from contamination. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about our source protection plan.

There are many connections to our water distribution system. When connections are properly installed and maintained, the concerns are very minimal. However, unapproved and improper piping changes or connections can adversely affect not only the availability, but also the quality, of the water. A cross connection may let polluted water or even chemicals mingle into the water supply system when not properly protected. This not only compromises the water quality but can also affect your health. So, what can we do? Do not make or allow improper connections at your homes. Even that unprotected garden hose lying in the puddle next to the driveway is a cross connection. The unprotected lawn sprinkler system after you have fertilized or sprayed is also a cross connection. When the cross connection is allowed to exist at your home it will affect you and your family first. If you’d like to learn more about helping to protect the quality of our water, call us for further information about ways you can help.

I'm pleased to report that our drinking water meets federal and state requirements.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Val Surrage, Manager at 731-1668. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the third Monday of each month at 4:30 pm, at the Taylor W. Weber WID Office.

Taylor W. Weber WID routinely monitors for constituents in our drinking water in accordance with the Federal and Utah State laws. The following table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2017. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. It's important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk.

In the following table you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:

ND/Low - High - For water systems that have multiple sources of water, the Utah Division of Drinking Water has given water systems the option of listing the test results of the constituents in one table, instead of multiple tables. To accomplish this, the lowest and highest values detected in the multiple sources are recorded in the same space in the report table.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ug/l) - one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.
Parts per trillion (ppt) or Nanograms per liter (nanograms/l) - one part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000.
Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - Picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.
Millirems per year (mrem/yr) - measure of radiation absorbed by the body.
Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.
Action Level (AL) - the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
Treatment Technique (TT) - A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) - The "Maximum Allowed" (MCL) 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. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - The "Goal"(MCLG) is 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.
Date - Because of required sampling time frames i.e. yearly, 3 years, 4 years and 6 years, sampling dates may seem out-dated.

TEST RESULTS
Contaminant Violation
Y/N
Level Detected
ND/Low-High
Unit Measurement MCLG MCL Date Sampled Likely Source of Contamination
Microbiological Contaminants
Total Coliform Bacteria N ND N/A 0 Presence of coliform bacteria in 5% of monthly samples 2017 Naturally present in the environment
Fecal coliform and E.coli N ND N/A 0 If a routine sample and repeat sample are total coliform positive, and one is also fecal coliform or E. coli positive 2017 Human and animal fecal waste
Turbidity for Ground Water N 1 NTU N/A 5 2016 Soil runoff
Turbidity for Surface Water N 0.05 NTU N/A 0.5 in at least 95% of the samples and must never exceed 5.0 2016 Soil Runoff
Radioactive Contaminants
Alpha emitters N 1-3 pCi/1 0 15 2017 Erosion of natural deposits
Combined N ND-3.6 pCi/1 0 5 2013 Erosion of natural deposits
Radium 228 N 0-1 pCi/1 0 5 2016 Erosion of natural deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Antimony N ND-1 Ppb 60 60 2017 Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants; ceramics; electronics; solder
Arsenic N 1-3 ppb 10 10 2017 Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes
Barium N 361-383 ppb 2000 2000 2016 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits
Carbon, Total Organic (TOC) N 1081-3400 ppb NA TT 2015 Naturally present in the environment
Copper
  90% results
  # of sites that
 exceed the AL
N a. 456
b. 0
ppm 1300 AL=1300 2017 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits
Fluoride N ND-0.02 ppm 4 4 2017 Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
Lead
  90% results
  # of sites that
 exceed the AL
N a. ND-1
b. 0
Ppb 0 AL=15 2017 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) N 1-2 ppb 10 10 2017 Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits
Selenium N ND-2 ppb 50 50 2017 Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines
Sodium N 35-55 ppm 500 None set by EPA 2016 Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from refineries and factories; runoff from landfills.
Sulfate N 23-44 ppm 1000 1000 2017 Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from refineries and factories; runoff from landfills, runoff from cropland
TDS (Total Dissolved solids) N 279-386 ppm 2000 2000 2016 Erosion of natural deposits
Thallium N ND-1 ppb 1 22016 Leaching from ore-processing sites; discharge from electronics, glass, and drug factories
TTHM
 [Total trihalomethanes]
N 8-36 ppb 80 80 2017 By-product of drinking water disinfection
Haloacetic Acids N ND-20 ppb 60 60 2017 By-product of drinking water disinfection

All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by constituents that are naturally occurring or are man made. Those constituents can be microbes, organic or inorganic chemicals, or radioactive materials. All 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 the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

MCLs are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, 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.

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. Taylor West Weber 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

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 system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Taylor W. Weber WID
2815 W 3300 S
West Haven, Utah 84401

 

May 23, 2017

Colt Smith
CCR Compliance
Division of Drinking Water
P.O. Box 144830
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4830

 

Dear Mr. Smith:

Subject:   Consumer Confidence Report for Taylor W. Weber WID, 29019

Enclosed is a copy of Taylor W. Weber WID Consumer Confidence Report.  It contains the water quality information for our water system for the calendar year 2016 or the most recent sample data.

We have delivered this report to our customers by mailing it directly to each customer.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 801-731-1668

Sincerely,

                                    Val Surrage

                                    Taylor/West Weber WID

 

 

Taylor West Weber Water currently services the culinary water for Taylor, West Weber and some areas in Hooper and West Haven.