In The Spotlight: Drinking Water Notice
Village of Archbold has Levels of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM)
Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM). The average level of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) over the last four quarters was 0.082 mg/L. 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 December 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 is currently securing designs and prices for mixing and aeration of the village-owned million-gallon tank (MGT) that sits at 901 Stryker Street, Archbold, OH 43502. Our goal is to have equipment installed in the next few months.
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: May 24, 2019.
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