Double Springs Water and Sewer Board Has Levels of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES
Above Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received in October of 2019 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHM). The standard for total trihalomethanes is .080 mg/l. The chart below lists the location, disinfectant byproduct and level that exceeded the maximum contaminant level.
91 Co Road 3159
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes and total trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
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.
Our water system to prevent this is continuing with a more vigorous flushing routine and tank rotation which is reducing the age of the water in our system lines and water tanks to reduce the TTHM.
Should you have any questions concerning this violation or monitoring requirements,
Ronald Padgett, Manager