Saturday, December 16, 2017
     

We are happy to announce that the Payments tab above is now active. You can make payments online with a minimum convenience fee. The District hopes that this helps in making your payment process easier. Please call the office if you have any questions.


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As a note to those paying online could you please add your account number in the "DETAILS" box on the main screen. Hope this answers a question as you go through the payment process.

 

SHAWNEE CO RWD 8

Consumer Confidence Report - 2017

Covering Calendar Year - 2016

This brochure is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last year. Included are the details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies. If you would like to observe the decision-making process that affect drinking water quality, please call JACK MASON at 785-379-5553.

 

Our drinking water is supplied from another water system through a Consecutive Connection (CC). Your water comes from:

 

Buver Name

Seller Name

 

SHAWNEE CO RWD 8

CITY OF TOPEKA

SHAWNEE CO RWD 8

DOUGLAS CO RWD 3

 

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminanstin drinking water than the general populatio.nlmmuno-compromised persons such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherap, ypersons 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. Thesepeople should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDCguidelines on appropriate means tolessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available fromthe Safe Drinking Water Hotline(800- 426-4791).

 

Drinkingwater, includingbottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessairly indicatethat water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) included rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissovl esnaturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

 

Contaminants that may be present in sources water before we treat it include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plant,sseptic systems, livestock operations and wildlife.

Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally­ occurirng or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining orfarming.

Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as storm water run-off, agriculture, and residential users.

Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or the result of mining activity.

Organic contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-productsof industrial processes and petroleum production, and also come from gas stations, urban storm water run-off, and septic systems.

 

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulation which limits the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. We treat our water according to EPA's regulations. Food and Drug Administrationregulations establish limtisfor contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public healht .

 

Our water system is required to test a minimum of 7 samples per month in accordance with the Total Coliform Rule for microbiologicaclontaminants. Coliform bacteria are usually harmless, but their presence in water can be an indci ationof disease-causing bacteria. When coliform bacteria are found, special follow-up tests are done to determine if harmful bacteria are present in the water supply. If this limit is exceeded, the water supplier must notify the public.

Water Quality Data

 

The following tables list all of the drinking water contaminants which were detected during the 2016 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk. Unless noted, the data presented in this table is from the testing done January 1- December 31, 2016. 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 representaivte of the water quality, is more than one year old. The bottom line is that the water that is provided to you is safe.

Terms & Abbreviations

 

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): the "Goal" is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to human health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

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. Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL):  recommended level for a contaminant that is not regulated and has no MCL.

Action Level (AL): the concentration of a contaminantthat,if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements.

Treatment Technique (TT): a required process intended to reduce levels of a contaminantin drinking water.

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.

Non-Detects (ND): lab anayl sis indicates that the contaminant is not present.

Parts per Million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/I)

Parts per Billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (µg/1)

Picocuries per Liter (pCi/L): a measure of the radioactivity in water.

Millirems per Year (mrem/yr): measure of radiation absorbed by the body. Monitoring Period Average (MPA): An average of sample results obtained during a defined time frame, common examples of monitoring periods are monthly, quarterly and yearly.

Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU): a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticealbe to the average person.   Turbidity is not regulated  for groundwater system.s

Running Annual Average (RAA): an average of sample results obtained over the most current 12 months and used to determine compliance withMCLs.

Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA): Average of sample analytical results for samples taken at a particular monitoring location during theprevious four calendar quarters             

             

                                                                             Testing Results for: SHAWNEE CO RWD 8

 

 

Disinfection Byproducts

Monitoring Period

Your Highest

RAA

Range

(low/high}

 

Unit

 

MCL

 

MCLG

 

Typical Source

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS

(HAA5)

2016

61

9.7 -89

ppb

60

0

By-product of drinking water disinfection

TTHM

2016

74

45 - 90

ppb

80

0

By-product of drinking water chlorination

 

Some people who drink water containing haolacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with liver, kidneys,

or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

 

Lead and Copper

Monitoring Period

90th

Percentile

Range

(low/high)

Unit

AL

Sites Over AL

Typical Source

COPPER,FREE

2014

0.41

0.0092 - 0.64

ppm

1.3

0

Corrosion of household plumbing

LEAD

2014

2.5

1.2 - 4.1

ppb

15

0

Corrosion of household plumbing

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. Your 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 of lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using 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.

 

During the calander year, we had the below violation(s) of drinking water regulations.

CompliancePeriod

Analvte

Comments

7/1/2016 - 9/30/2016

TOTAL HALOACETIC  ACIDS(HM 5)

EXCEEDED  MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL)

7/1/2016- 9/30/2106

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC  NOTICE RULE LINKED TO VIOLATION

10/1/2016-12/31/2016

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HM5)

EXCEEDED MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL)

 

 

Some or all of the drinking water is supplied from another water system. The table below lists all of the drinking water comtaminants, which were detected during the 2016 calander year from the water systems that we purchased drinking water from.

Regulated Contaminants

Collection Date

Water System

Your Highest

Value

Range

(low/high)

 

Unit

 

MCL

 

MCLG

 

Typical Source

ATRAZINE

1/11/2016

CITY OF TOPEKA

1

0.3 - 1

ppb

3

3

Runoff from herbicide used on row crops

BARIUM

5/9/2016

DOUGLAS CO RWD 3

0.059

0.059

ppm

2

2

Discharge from metal

refineries

 

FLUORIDE

 

7/11/2016

 

CITY OF TOPEKA

 

0.6

 

0.43 - 0.6

 

ppm

 

4

 

4

Natural deposits; Water additive which promotes

strona teeth.

NITRATE

6/23/2016

CITY OF TOPEKA

1.6

1.6

ppm

10

10

Runoff from fertilizeruse

SELENIUM

5/9/2016

CITY OF TOPEKA

1.6

1.6

ppb

50

50

Erosion      of                 natural deoosits

Improvement Projects

The district is always striving towards making improvements.

Flushing Mains

For those of you who that have seen fire hydrants running in the district I want to pass on to you that this a normal process to maintain quality water in a water distribution system. There are areas in districts that just don't see adequate flows of water. To prevent water from getting old and stagnant we will flush periodically to maintain fresh water in the distribution system.

 

 

Water main repairs.

 

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Shawnee Rural Water District No.8 Newsletter

 

Water Cost Increase

District Patrons,

Shawnee Rural Water District No. 8 will be increasing water costs. The increase will be on the April 1, 2017 water bill. The costs are:

 

Service Charge will go from $14.00 to $15.95.

 

Water cost per 1000 gallons will go from $3.85 to $4.50

 

The District currently purchases wholesale water from the City of Topeka and from the Tri-District water facility. Shawnee Rural Water District No. 8 has worked diligently to keep costs as low as possible. Unfortunately due to the wholesale water purchase cost increases to the District we can no longer sustain the base operational costs and fund future infrastructure improvements without making adjustments.

                The Board of Directors and Manager will continue working to keep water costs as fair and regionally competitive as possible for its customers.

 

 

 

                                                                                 

 

 

Office: 785-379-5553
Fax: 785-379-5592
Email: ruralwater8@att.net

Mail Bills to: PO Box 95 Tecumseh, Ks 66542