PUBLIC NOTICE OF COLIFORM BACTERIA IN DRINKING WATER
Rural Water District No. 2, Miami County, KS public water supply received a notice of violation for the drinking water microbiological standard for total coliforms in its distribution system in September 2014. Although this is not an emergency, you as patrons have a right to know what happened and what is being done to correct the situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of total coliform bacteria in our drinking water. We collect a minimum of ten samples each month at locations throughout the District. Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example following heavy rains). It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system (pipes), a failure in the water treatment process or a sample is taken improperly-allowing contact with non-sterile environment.
We sampled our water system thirteen (13) times in September 2014 for coliform bacteria. The three routine samples gathered on September 17, 2014 showed the presence of total coliform. The standard is that no more than one sample per month may contain coliform. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.
Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we conduct follow-up testing to see if other bacteria or greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coli, are present. Nine follow-up samples indicated NO presence of coliform bacteria, including fecal coliform or E. coli. We may increase the number of follow-up samples during the next 30 days. Some other corrective actions we have been taking are confirming adequate system chlorine residuals, flushing the lines and returning the disinfection process back to combined chlorine. We conclude the problem has been resolved because the follow-up testing does not indicate any new coliform positive samples. For more information regarding this sampling notice, please contact the District Office at 913-783-4325 or Jerry Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. Este informe contiene información importante acerca de su agua potable. Haga que alguien lo traduzca para usted, o hable con alguien que lo entienda.
This notice is being sent by Rural Water District No. 2, Miami County, Kansas. PWS ID KS2012101. Date distributed: October 29, 2014.
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