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Annual Water Report

A copy of the latest report of the condition of Bayard water.

2009 WATER QUALTTY REPORT

FOR

Bayard Water Supply

This report contains important infonnation regarding the water quality in our water system. The source of our water is groundwater.

Our groundwater is drawn frorn the Pennsylvaniana quifer(s).

Note: Contanrinantsw ith datesi rrdicater esultsf i'onrt he nrostr ecentt estingd one in accordancew ith regulations.

DEFINITIONS

r MaxirnutnC ontantinanLt evel( MCL) - The highestle velo f a contaminantth at is allowedi n drinkingw ater. MCLs ares eta s

closet o the MCLGs as feasibleu singt he besta vailabletr eatmentte chnology.

o MaximutnC ontaminanLt evelG oal( MCLC) -- The levelo f a contarninanint drirrkingw aterb elow which therei s no knowno r

expectedri sk to health. MCLGs allow for a margino f safety.

. ppb -- pafts per billion.

. ppm -- parts per million.

o pCi/L - picocuriesp er liter

o N/A - Not applicable

. ND -- Not detected

r RAA - RunrringA nnualA verage

r IDSE- InitialD istributionS ystemE valuation

o TreatmentT eclrnique( TT) - A requiredp rocessi ntendedt o reducet he level of a contanrilranitn drinking water.

. Action Level( AL) - The concentratioonf a contarninanwt hiclr,i f exceededt,r iggerst reattnenot r otherl equirernentws hich a

water system rnust follow.

. MaximutnR esiduaDl isinfectanLt evelG oal( MRDLG) - Tlre levelo f a drinkingw aterd isinfectanbt elow which therei s no

known or expectedr isk to healtlt. MRDLGs do not reflectt he benefitso f the useo f disinfectarrtsto control microbial

contaminants.

o MaximumR esiduaDl isinfectanLt evel( MRDL) - Theh ighestl evelo f a disinfectanat llowedi n drinkingw ater. Therei s

convincinge videnceth ata dditiono f a disinfectanits necessarfyo r controlo f microbialc ontaminants.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Drinking water,i ncluding bottled water,m ay reasonablyb e expectedt o containa t leasts mall amountso f sontec ontaminants.T he

presenceo f contaminantsd oesn ot necessarilyin dicatet hat water poseda healthr isk. More infonnation aboutc ontaminantso r

potentialf realthe ffectsc arrb e obtainedb y calling the EnvironnrentaPl rotectionA gency's SafeD rinking Water Hotline (800-426-

479t).

Our water oualitv testl sltows the followins results

C]ONTAMINANT N4CI,G MCL DETEC'TI]D

T,EVEI,

DATE

SAMPLED

RANCE OF

DETECTION

VIOLAI'ION SOURCE

stl sltows the followins results

C]ONTAMINANT N4CI,G MCL DETEC'TI]D

T,EVEI,

DATE

SAMPLED

RANCE OF

DETECTION

VIOLAI'ION SOURCE

N4CI,G MCL DETEC'TI]D

T,EVEI,

DATE

SAMPLED

RANCE OF

DETECTION

VIOLAI'ION SOURCE

Lead (ppb) 0 AI-=15 U

I Sample

exceecled

0 AI-=15 U

I Sample

exceecled

A r

2008 0-303 No Corrosiono f household

plumbing systems;

erosion ofnatural

deposils

Chlorine (ppm) MIIDLC

:4.0

No Corrosiono f household

plumbing systems;

erosion ofnatural

deposils

Chlorine (ppm) MIIDLC

:4.0

MRDL:4.0 2 . 1 ItAA 2009 0.9-3.4 No Water additive used to

control microbes

No Water additive used to

control microbes

Coppe(rp prn) r.3 AL=1.3 0.55|

I Sarnple

exceedeAdL

2008 0.0| 65-2I. No Corrosiono fhousehold

plumbingsy sternEs:r osion

r.3 AL=1.3 0.55|

I Sarnple

exceedeAdL

2008 0.0| 65-2I. No Corrosiono fhousehold

plumbingsy sternEs:r osion

No Corrosiono fhousehold

plumbingsy sternEs:r osion

'l"l'lJM ofnaturald eoosits

ofnaturald eoosits

(ppb) [1'otal

trihalomethanesl

N/A 80 4.18 8/l l/2008 NA No By-productosf drinking

water disinf'ection

No By-productosf drinking

water disinf'ection

Cornbinecrla diunt

(pCi/L)

U 5.6 2OO9R AA 5.08-7.0 Yes Erosiono f natulal

deposits

5.6 2OO9R AA 5.08-7.0 Yes Erosiono f natulal

deposits

Alpha enritters

(uCi/L)

0 t 5 4.28 2t3t2009 NA No Erosiono fnatural

deoosits

t 5 4.28 2t3t2009 NA No Erosiono fnatural

deoosits

Sodium( ppm) N/A N/A n l 2t3t2009 NA No Erosiono f natulal

deposits; Added to water

durine treatment Drocess

N/A N/A n l 2t3t2009 NA No Erosiono f natulal

deposits; Added to water

durine treatment Drocess

Some people may be nrore vulnerable t o contaminantsin drinking watert han the generalp opulation. Inrmuno-compromisedp ersons

sucha sp ersonsw ith canceru ndergoingc hemotherapyp, ersonsw ho have undergoneo rgant ransplantsp, eoplew ith HIV/AIDS or

otheri mmune systemd isorders,s omee lderly,a nd infantsc an be particularlya t risk from infections.T hesep eoples hould seeka dvice

aboutd rinking water from their healthc arep roviders. EPA/CDC guidelineso n appropriater neanst o lessent he risk of infection by

Cryptosporidiuma ndo therm icrobial contaminantsa re availablef rom the SafeD rinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791)

lfpresent,elevatedlevelsofleadcancauseserioushealthproblems,especiallyforpregnantwomenandyounLgecahdilidnren.

drinking water is primarily from rnaterialsa nd componentsa ssociatedw ith servicel ines and home plumbing. Bayard Water Supply is

responsiblefo r providing high quality drinking water,b ut cannotc ontrol the variety of materialsu sedi n plumbing components.W hen

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 minutesb efore using water for drinking or cooking. lf you are concerneda bout leadi n your water,y ou may wish to havey our

water tested. Infonnation 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.

CONTAMINANT VIOLATIONS

CombinedR adium2 261228.S ontep eoplew ho drink water containingR adium2 26 or 228 in excesso f the MCL over many yearsm ay

havea n increasedr isk of gettingc ancer.I n the first quartero f 2009 our resultsf or CombinedR adiumw as over the MCL. Health

effects at that time are not known. When the new treatment plant came on line, we had to carefully adjust the system to account for

the water chemistry. The system is now working within the guidelines.

ADDITIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. lt is possible that lead

levelsa t your homem ay be highert hana t otherh omesi n the communitya s a resulto f materialsu sedi n your home'sp lumbing. If

you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home's water, you rnay wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30

secondsto 2 minutesb eforeu singt ap water. Additionali nformationis availablefr om the SafeD rinkingW aterH otline( 800-426-

4791).

OTHER VIOLATIONS

None

SOURCEW ATER ASSESSME NT INFORMATION

The Bayardw ater supply obtainsi ts water from the Pennsylvaniana quifer. The Pennsylvaniana quifer was determinedt o be not

susceptiblteo contaminationb ecauseth ec haracteristicosf the aquifera ndo verlyingm aterialsp revente asya ccesso f contaminanttso

thea quifer. The wellsw ill not be susceptiblteo mostc ontaminanst ourcese xceptt hroughp athwaysto the aquifers ucha sa bandoned

or poorlym aintainedw ells.A detailede valuationo f your sourcew aterw asc ompletedb y the IDNR, and is availablef rom JerryS tone

at 712-651-2484.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Forquestionsre gardingthisin forrnationp, leasec ontactJerryS tonea t712-651-2484d uringthef ollowinghours:7:00-4:00pm

Monday-Friday.

Decisionsre gardingth e waters ystema rem adea t the city councilm eetingsh eldo n the 2"dM ondayo f eachr nontha t 5:30 p.m.a t

Bayard City Hall and are open to the public.