2020 Water Quality Report

2020 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT

(Contains monitoring data from 2019)

PWSID #:  3130008  NAME:  Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

 

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua de beber.  Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.  (This report contains very important information about your drinking water.  Translate it, or speak with someone who understands it.)

 

WATER SYSTEM INFORMATION:

This report shows our water quality and what it means.  If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mike Mickey at (570) 386-5522

We want you to be informed about your water supply.

 

The Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Water System routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws.  This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2019.  Also included are the last analysis completed for other constituents.  All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents.  It’s important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk.

 

 

SOURCE(S) OF WATER:

Our water source(s) is/are: 

Groundwater:  Wells #1 and #2.

 

A Source Water Assessment of our source(s) has never been completed by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).  We believe that our source(s) have low risk of significant contamination. 

 

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons 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.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

MONITORING YOUR WATER:

We routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws.  The following tables show the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2019.  The State allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently.  Some of our data is from prior years in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The date has been noted on the sampling results table.

 

DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS:

Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – 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.

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

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.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Treatment Technique (TT)A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

 

Mrem/year = millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)

pCi/L = picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (μg/L)

ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)

ppq = parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter

ppt = parts per trillion, or nanograms

 

DETECTED SAMPLE RESULTS

 

Chemical Contaminants
Contaminant MCL in CCR units MCLG Highest Level Detected Range of Detections Units Sample Date Violation

Y/N

Sources of Contamination
Chlorine MRDL=4 MRDLG=4 0.99 0.42-0.99 ppm 2019 N Water additive used to control microbes

 

 

Entry Point Disinfectant Residual
Contaminant Minimum Disinfectant Residual Lowest Level Detected Range of Detections Units Sample Date Violation Y/N Sources of Contamination
  Chlorine (101) 0.57 0.57 0.57-1.29 ppm 2019 N Water additive used to control microbes
  Chlorine (102) 1.0 1.0 1.0-1.90 ppm 2019 N Water additive used to control microbes
                 

 

Lead and Copper
Contaminant Action Level (AL) MCLG 90th Percentile Value Units # of Sites Above AL of Total Sites Violation Y/N Sources of Contamination
  Lead (2019) 0.015 0.015 0 ppb 0 N Corrosion of household plumbing.
  Copper (2019) 1.3 1.3 0.114 ppm 0 N Corrosion of household plumbing.
                 

HEALTH EFFECTS:

NO MCL’S OR TREATMENT TECHNIQUES WERE EXCEEDED.

 

OTHER VIOLATIONS:

Notice of Violation: VOCs/Entry Point (4/20/2019) Failure to Monitor/Report Routine Samples for Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs). Report Received Late.  PA DEP Compliance Achieved.

 

Notice of Violation: Radium-228 (4/20/2019) Failure to Monitor/Report Routine Samples for Radium-228. Report Received Late.  PA DEP Compliance Achieved.

 

Notice of Violation: Chlorine/Distribution System (6/19/2019) Failure to Monitor/Report Routine Samples for Chlorine/DRR. Public Notice Required and Issued.  PA DEP Compliance Achieved.

 

Notice of Violation: VOCs/Entry Point (7/24/2019) Failure to Monitor/Report Routine Samples for Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs). Public Notice Required and Issued.  PA DEP Compliance Achieved.

 

Notice of Violation: Chlorine/Distribution System (7/24/2019) Failure to Monitor/Report Routine Samples for Chlorine/DRR. Public Notice Required and Issued.  PA DEP Compliance Achieved.

 

Notice of Violation: VOCs/Entry Point (10/23/2019) Failure to Monitor/Report Routine Samples for Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs). Public Notice Required and Issued.  PA DEP Compliance Achieved.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION:

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-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 source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater run-off, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA and DEP prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  FDA and DEP regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

In 2011 the Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s water system was upgraded to comply with requirements of the Federal Groundwater Rule.  Disinfection practices were evaluated and an additional chlorine contact tank and various valves were added.  Chlorine levels were increased to meet compliance with the Groundwater Rule. 

Information about Lead

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.  Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 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 for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water 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

 

: 2020 Water Quality Report

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