Consumer Confidence Report for 2016

CCR 2016 Report  Water Quality Report. The City Council will hear public comments during the July Council meeting, July 13th, 6:30 p.m.

We are very pleased to provide you with the 2016 Drinking Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and service that we provide to you every day.  Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of quality drinking water.  We want you to understand the continuing efforts we make to provide you the best quality drinking water available.

This report reflects the quality of our water and what it means. If you desire to learn more, you may call our office at 254-859-5700, or attend the monthly council meetings of the City of Bruceville-Eddy.  The meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Bruceville-Eddy Municipal Building.

The City of Bruceville-Eddy Water Supply gets ground water from First Trinity Aquifer, and purchases treated Lake Belton surface water from Bluebonnet Water Corporation located in Moffatt, TX.

The City of Bruceville-Eddy monitors for contaminants in your drinking water. The enclosed tables contain all of the chemical constituents that have been found in our drinking water.

Most of the system’s water is a mixture of both ground and surface water. The Bluebonnet Water Supply Corporation has not had any detects for the year of 2016, January 1st through December 31st.  There are none listed here.  Our wells that service the Friendly Oaks have naturally occurring fluoride. 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

TX1550024   CITY OF BRUCEVILLE EDDY

 

Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2016    
  For more information regarding this report contact:
This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water.    
  Name   CITY OF BRUCEVILLE-EDDY WATER SUPPLY
   
  Phone (254) 859-5700
   

 

    Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar. Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al telefono (254) 859 -5700.
CITY OF BRUCEVILLE EDDY is Purchased Surface Water  
   

Sources of Drinking Water

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) 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, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

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. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

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

SPECIAL NOTICE:

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. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Contaminants may be found in drinking water that may cause taste, color, or odor problems. These types of problems are not necessarily causes for health concerns. For more information on taste, odor, or color of drinking water, please contact the system’s business office.

You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water. Infants, some elderly, or immune-compromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

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. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we 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.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITES:

DATE:                            2ND Thursday  of each month

TIME:                              6:30PM

LOCATION:                    143 WILCOX DRIVE, EDDY, TX 76524

PHONE NUMBER:            (254) 859-5700

To learn about future public meetings (concerning your drinking water) or to request to schedule one, please call us at the number above.

Information about Source Water Assessments

The TCEQ completed an assessment of your source water and results indicate that some of your sources are susceptible to certain contaminants. The sampling requirements for your water system are based on this susceptibility and previous sample data.  Any detections of these contaminants may be found in this Consumer Confident Report.  For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system, contact Koni Billings at (254) 859-5964

 

         

 

For more information about your sources of water, please refer to the Source Water Assessment Viewer available at the following URL: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/gis/swaview

         

 

Source Water Name

 

1.WESTRIDGE

 

2. EDDY

 

3. FRIENDLY OAKS

 

 

 

WESTRIDGE

 

EDDY

 

FRIENDLY OAKS

Type of Water

 

GW

 

GW

 

GW

Report Status

 

A

 

A

 

A

Location

 

1706 THERESA LN, MOODY, TX 76557

 

302 EAGLE DR, EDDY, TX 76524

 

588 OLD BETHANY RD, LORENA, TX

4. FRIENDLY OAKS FRIENDLY OAKS GW A 588 OLD BETHANY RD, LORENA, TX 76655
         
5. TOLBERT FALLS COUNTY GW A 111 TOLBERT WAY, EDDY, TX 76524
         
SW FROM BLUEBONNET WSC CC FROM TX0140162 SW A 1706 THERESA LN, MOODY, TX 76557

 

Further details about sources and source-water assessments are available in Drinking Water Watch at the following URL: http://dww2.tceq.texas.gov/DWW

WATER LOSS 

In the water loss audit submitted to the Texas Water Development Board for the time period of January – December 2015 our system lost an estimated 104,748,087 gallons of water. Our system is only required a water loss audit every five years.  If you have any questions about the water loss audit  please call (254) 859-5700.

2016   Regulated Contaminants Detected

Coliform Bacteria

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal Total Coliform Maximum Contaminant Level Highest No. of Positive Fecal Coliform or E. Coli Maximum Contaminant Level Total No. of Positive E. Coli or Fecal Coliform Samples Violation Likely Source of Contamination
0 1 positive monthly sample. 1   0 N Naturally present in the environment.

Lead and Copper

Definitions:

Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Lead and Copper Date Sampled MCLG Action Level (AL) 90th Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Copper 2016 1.3 1.3 0.13 0 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.
                 
Lead 2016 0 15 2.9 0 ppb N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

Water Quality Test Results

Definitions:   The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.
     
Avg:   Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.
     
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL:   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.
   
     
Level 1 Assessment:   A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.
   
     
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG:   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.

Water Quality Test Results

Level 2 Assessment:   A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.
   
     
Maximum residual disinfectant level or 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 or 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.
   
     
MFL   million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)
     
na:   not applicable.
     
mrem:   millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
     
NTU   nephelometric turbidity units (a measure of turbidity)
     
pCi/L   picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
     
ppb:   micrograms per liter or parts per billion – or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water.
     
ppm:   milligrams per liter or parts per million – or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.
     
Treatment Technique or TT:   A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
     
ppt   parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)
     
ppq   parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR

 

DISINFECTANT

 

AVERAGE LEVEL

 

MINIMUM LEVEL

 

MAXIMUM LEVEL

 

MRDL

 

MRDLG

 

UNIT OF MEASURE

 

SOURCE OF CHEMICAL

 

2016

 

CLORINE AND CHLORAMINE

 

2.00

 

.53

 

4.53

 

4.0

 

<4.0

 

Ppm

 

CHLORINE AND AMMONIA

Regulated Contaminants

Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) 2016 5 1.1 – 7.9 No goal for the total 60 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection.
                 
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) 2016 2 0 – 5.5 No goal for the total 80 ppb N By-product of drinking water disinfection.
                 
Inorganic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Barium 2016 0.0858 0.0557 – 0.0858 2 2 ppm N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
                 
Cyanide 04/14/2014 40 40 – 40 200 200 ppb N Discharge from plastic and fertilizer factories; Discharge from steel/metal factories.
                 
Fluoride 11/05/2014 2.62 2.62 – 2.62 4 4.0 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
                 
Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen] 2016 1 0 – 0.74 10 10 ppm N Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.
                 
Radioactive Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Combined Radium 226/228 2016 1.5 1.5 – 1.5 0 5 pCi/L N Erosion of natural deposits.
                 
Synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
                 
Atrazine 2016 1 0 – 0.81 3 3 ppb N Runoff from herbicide used on row crops.
                 
                 
Volatile Organic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Detected Range of Levels Detected MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contamination
 Dichloromethane 2016 1 0 – 0.6 0 5 ppb N Discharge from pharmaceutical and chemical factories.
                 
Xylenes 2016 0.0017 0 – 0.0017 10 10 ppm N Discharge from petroleum factories; Discharge from chemical factories.

Violations Table

E. coli
Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
MONITOR GWR TRIGGERED/ADDITIONAL, MINOR 04/01/2016 04/30/2016 We failed to collect all the required follow-up samples within 24 hours of learning of the total coliform-positive sample. These needed to be tested for fecal indicators from all sources that were being used at the time the positive sample was collected.
         
         

 

Lead and Copper Rule
The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivety. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials.
Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation
LEAD CONSUMER NOTICE (LCR) 12/30/2016 01/25/2017 We failed to provide the results of lead tap water monitoring to the consumers at the location water was tested. These were supposed to be provided no later than 30 days after learning the results.