CONSERVE

Westwood Villa

PWS ID 1713001

Annual Consumer Drinking Water

Quality Report 2022

Year 2021 Monitoring Data

WATERÖ  

We at Sweetwater Environmental Management, LLC are pleased to present a water quality summary of the drinking water provided to you during the past year. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that public water systems issue an annual “Consumer Confidence Report” to customers in addition to other notices that may be required by law. This report details where your water comes from, what it contains, and the potential risks your water contains, and the treatment designed to prevent contamination.

Westwood Villa is committed to providing you with a safe and reliable water supply. Informed consumers are our best allies in maintaining safe drinking water.

We are proud to report that the water provided by Westwood Villa meets current established waterquality standards listed in this report.

Sincerely,

Frederick J. Gross, REM • CEA

President,

Sweetwater Environmental Management, LLC

More information is available from

Sweetwater Environmental

Management, LLC

Phone (856) 205-1999

OR

Westwood Villa

Phone (856) 694-3232

Water Source:

Westwood Villa is a privately owned water system, no public meetings are scheduled at this time, for more information please call the numbers listed above.

The water system is an independent potable water system with no interconnections to any other potable water system.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is preparing Source Water Assessment Reports and Summaries for all public water systems, was completed and issued. A summary for our system is attached (Attachment 1); additional information on the Source Water Assessment Program can be obtained by logging onto NJDEP’s source water assessment web site at wvm.state.nj.us/deo/swap or by contacting NJDEP’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at (609) 292-5550. You may also contact your public water system at (856) 694-3232.

The drinking water is supplied by groundwater source, pumped from one of wells on site in Salem County.

Well Data Table:

ell Name 1 back-up 3 Supplv
Well Depth (Feet) 180 160
Pump Capacity (GPM 7.5 45
Aquifer Name Cohansev Cohansev
Treatment Ion Exchanae Ion Exchanae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vulnerable Population: 

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 microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (8004264791).

Water Quali Table:

Contaminant Violation YIN Sample Date LevelDetected Range Units MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Ino anic Contaminants:
08/29/19 To08/31/19 0.06 to0.079 ppm 1.3 AL1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives
Contaminant Violation YIN Sample Date LevelDetected Range Units MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants:
02/24/21 0.23 Sample ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
SecondaryContaminant Sample Date LevelDetected Units RUL Likely Source of Contamination
02/24/21 1 14 ppb 300 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits
Sodium 02/24/21 39 ppm 50 Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage
Physical/ChemCharacteristicsTotal Dissolved Solids Sample Date LevelDetected Units RUL Physical/ChemCharacteristics Sample Date LevelDetected Units RUL
03/1 1/21 159 ppm 500 Chloride 02/24/21 2.3 ppm 250

Definitions:

In the above table you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we’ve provided the following definitions:

PPM Parts per million or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.

PPB Parts per billion or Micrograms per liter – one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.

pCi/L Picocuries per titer – picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

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

MCL Maximum Contaminant Level – Is 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.

MCLGMaximum Contaminant Level Goal – Is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCI-Gs allow for a margin of safety.

Secondary Contaminant- Substances that do not have an impact on health. Secondary Contaminants affect aesthetic qualities such as odor, taste or appearance. Secondary standards are recommendations, not mandates.

RUL Recommended Upper Limit— Recommended maximum concentration of secondary contaminants. These reflect aesthetic qualities such as odor, taste or appearance. RUL’s are recommendations, not mandates.

The Safe Drinking Water Act regulations allow monitoring waivers to reduce or eliminate the monitoring requirements for asbestos, volatile organic chemicals and synthetic organic chemicals. Our system received monitoring waivers for all of these types of contaminants. Most data in the CCR will be from 2018, however, if the system has monitoring waivers, or for another reason monitors less than once per year, the system must use the most recent data. 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, though representative, are more than one year old.

Potential Health Effects of Detected Contaminants

Inorganic Contaminants:

Copper. Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson’s Disease should consult their personal doctor.

Fluoride. Some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of the MCL over many years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones. Children may get mottled teeth.

Secondary Contaminants:

Sodium. For healthy individuals the sodium intake from water is not important because a much greater intake of sodium takes place from salt in the diet. However sodium levels above the Recommended Upper Limit (RUL) may be of concern to individuals on a sodium restricted diet.

What Does This Mean?

We have learned through our monitoring and testing that some contaminants have been detected. As you can see by the table, our system had no violations. We will continue to monitor to meet or exceeds the water quality standards.

Additional Health Information:

To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, Environmental Protection Agency prescribes limits on the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration 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 the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential heaEth effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (1-800-426-4791 ).

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, fakes, 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.

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

Special Considerations Regarding Children, Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers, and Others:

Children may receive a slightly higher amount of a contaminant present in the water than do adults, on a body weight basis, because they may drink a greater amount of water per pound of body weight than do adults. For this reason, reproductive or developmental effects are used for calculating a drinking water standard if these effects occur at lower levels than other health effects of concern. If there is insufficient toxicity information for a chemical (for example, lack of data on reproductive or developmental effects), an extra uncertainty factor may be incorporated into the calculation of the drinking water standard, thus making the standard more stringent, to account for additional uncertainties regarding these effects. In the cases of lead and nitrate, effects on infants and children are the health endpoints upon which the standards are based.

Nitrate Health Information:

Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause blue baby syndrome. Nitrate levels may rise quickly for short periods of time because of rainfall or agricultural activity. If you are caring for an infant you should ask advice from your health care provider.

Lead Health Information:

If presentl 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, Westwood Villa 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 water is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead”.

Why save water and how to avoid wasting it?

Although out system has adequate amount of water to meet present and future demands, there are a number of reasons why it is important to conserve water:

  1. Saving water saves energy and some of the costs associated with both of these necessities of life:
  2. Saving water reduces the cost of energy required to pump water and the need to construct costly new wells, pumping systems and water towers; and
  3. Saving water lessens the strain on the water system during a dry spell or drought, helping to avoid severe water use restrictions so that essential firefighting needs are met.

You can play a role in conserving water by becoming conscious of the amount of water your household is using, and by looking for ways to use less whenever you can. It is not hard to conserve water. Conservation tips include:

Automatic dishwashers use 15 gallons for every cycle, regardless of how many dishes are loaded. So get a run for your money and load it to capacity.

  1. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
  2. Check every faucet in your home for leaks. Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons a day. Fix it up and you can save almost 6,000 gallons per year.

Check your toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, watch for a few minutes to see if the color shows up in the bowl. It is not uncommon to lose up to 100 gallons a day from one of these otherwise invisible toilet leaks. Fix and you save more than 30,000 gallons a year.