WATER QUALITY REPORT – 2022
Freemansburg Mobile Home Park – PWSID 3480012
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This report has been prepared and distributed as required by the Safe Water Drinking Act. It is intended to inform and assure consumers about the quality of their drinking water.
Last year, we conducted more than 350 tests for several drinking water contaminants and found no levels that exceeded the guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This report summarizes the quality of water we provided last year. Included are details about the sources of water, what it contains, and how it compares to PADEP standards. For more information about your water, please contact Kenneth L. Fulford at (610) 216-0150.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised individuals 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).
Our water comes from a well that is located in the park. The park owns the land surrounding the wells and restricts any activity that could contaminate them. The water is pumped out of the well and disinfected to protect you against microbial contaminants. The water is then pumped into large storage tanks to assure that there is an ample supply at all times. From the storage tanks, the water is pumped into the distribution system for your use.
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 the water poses a health risk.
More information about contaminants can be obtained by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.
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 before we treat it 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 occur naturally or result from urban stormwater runoff, 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 agricultural and residential uses.
- Radioactive Contaminants, which are naturally occurring.
- 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.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the concentration of certain contaminants provided by public water systems. We treat our water according to these EPA regulations. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health.
WATER QUALITY DATA
Freemansburg Mobile Home Park
The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the 2022 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 – December 31, 2022. PADEP requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year, because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, therefore, may be more than one year old, but is representative of the water quality.
Terms and abbreviations used below:
- Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MLCG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. An MLCG allows for a margin of safety.
- nd: not detected at testing limit
- n/a: not applicable
- Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. An MCL is set as close to the respective MLCG as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
- Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
- ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter – ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radiation)
- Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level or 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 or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected health risks. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
|Detection Range||Sample Date||Units||Violation Y/N||Typical Source of Contaminant|
|Nitrate||10||10||3.49||n/a||06/14/22||ppm||NO||fertilizer runoff, septic tank leachate|
|Chromium||100||100||1||n/a||12/19/21||ppb||NO||erosion of natural deposits|
|Barium||2||2||0.037||n/a||12/19/21||ppm||NO||erosion of natural deposits|
|Lead and Copper||AL||MCLG||90th
|Units||# sites found above the AL||Violation Y/N||Typical Source of Contaminant|
Lead 15 0 1.5 ppb 0 of 5 sites above AL NO corrosion of household plumbing systems
Copper 1.3 1.3 0.0015 ppm 0 of 5 sites above AL NO corrosion of household plumbing systems
|Chlorine Residual, ppm||MRDL||MRDLG||Minimum Required||Detection Range||Date Low Value||Month High Value||Violation Y/N||Typical Source of Contaminant|
Distribution, 2022 4 4 n/a 0.77-1.80 n/a AUG NO used to control microbes
Entry Point, 2022 4 4 0.40 0.58-2.20 12/19/22 n/a NO used to control microbes
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. We are 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.
All bacteria samples during 2022 were negative for E. coli. We failed to record a distribution chlorine analysis in December 2022. A Tier 3 Public Notice is attached to this report. Our laboratory reported a lead and copper result late last year. The report was submitted and compliance was achieved There were no other violations in 2022.
3930-FM-BSDW0196b 7/2020 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Form DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BUREAU OF SAFE DRINKING WATER
TIER 3 PUBLIC NOTICE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER FAILURE TO MONITOR
ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE ACERCA DE SU AGUA POTABLE. HAGA QUE ALGUIEN LO TRADUZCA PARA USTED, O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA.
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for Freemansburg MHP
Our water system violated several drinking water standards over the past year. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct these situations.
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 2022 we failed to monitor for the following analyte and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time.
The table below lists the analyte(s) we did not properly test for during the last year, the required sampling frequency, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which corrective action samples were (or will be) taken.
|Analyte||Required sampling frequency||Number of samples taken||When all samples should have been taken||When samples were or will be taken|
What happened? What was done? When will it be resolved?
The weekly distribution system chlorine result was not recorded (violation ID #02569). Chlorine testing was performed daily at the entry point during that week and results were above the required minimum. Weekly distribution results during the prior and following weeks were likewise within normal parameters.
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.
For more information regarding this notice, please contact Kenneth Fulford at (610) 216-0150 .
Signature: Date: 05/12/23
Print Name and Title: Kenneth L. Fulford – Operator, General Manager, K. L. Fulford Associates, Inc.
As a representative of the Public Water system indicated above, I certify that public notification addressing the above violation was distributed to all customers in accordance with the delivery requirements outlined in Chapter 25 PA Code 109 Subchapter D of the Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP’s) regulations. The following methods of distribution were used: Notice Distributed with Annual Consumer Confidence Report
PWS ID#: 3480012 Date distributed: