In The Spotlight: Drinking Water Notice
Village of Archbold has Levels of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) above Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM). Archbold has two sites for compliance testing DS201 and DS202. The average level of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) over the last four quarters are 0.12353 mg\L at DS201 and 0.10380 mg\L at DS202. The standard for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) IS 0.080 mg/L.
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
What does this mean?
The levels detected do not pose an immediate risk to your health. However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
What is being done?
In September of 2012, an anion treatment system was put online to help reduce the precursors to THM formation. With the help of Jones & Henry Engineers, we are currently re-evaluating the anion treatment system. We are conducting a pilot study on different types of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) along with our current resin and other resins. The goal is to determine which material will give Archbold the best removal of precursors.
The pilot study started in February of 2019 and will conclude in October of 2019. At that time a decision will be made on which treatment will be best.
Aeration and mixing of storage facilities are also an effective way to reduce THM’s. Archbold has signed a contact for the installation of mixing and aeration in the village-owned million-gallon tank (MGT) that sits at 901 Stryker Street Archbold OH 43502. Aeration and mixing has received Ohio EPA approval, installations is set to start the first week of November 2019. While aeration and mixing will not solve our problem completely it will help in the reduction of TTHM’s.
For more information, please contact Scott L. Schultz at 419-445-2506.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being shared with you by Archbold Water Department PWSID# OH2600011 Facility ID#: 2654219.
Date distributed: 12/10/2019.
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