404 S Main, PO Box 356, Pierce, Idaho 83546
Drinking Water Report****2018 Sampling Results
This is our annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on your drinking water system. The most recently required sampling results have been gathered to inform customers about their tap water. With this information, we hope you will learn more about your water and will help protect the water for future use.
We provide quality drinking water that meets all federal and state requirements.
During recent years we have sampled many different chemicals for contamination. Contamination is anything other than pure water. We sample total coliform bacteria as an indicator of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and other small creatures) that should not be present. The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the past calendar year or in our most recent tests as noted. 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 a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling 208-464-2222 or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
EPA’s website is www.epa.gov/safewater
Terms and Abbreviations
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. IDEAL GOAL
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. HIGHEST LEVEL ALLOWED
Action Level (AL): the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. na: not applicable nd: not detectable at testing limit ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter (1 drop in 1 million gallons) ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter (1 drop in 1 billion gallons) pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radiation).
Regulated Contaminant MCLG MCL Our Water Sample
/ Violation Typical Source of Contaminant
Radium 226/228 (pCi/L) 0 5 0.318 3-13-17 No Naturally occurring
Lead (ppb) 0 15AL 5.0 6-19-18 No Corrosive water & home plumbing
Copper (ppm) 1.3 1.3AL 0.961 6-19-18 No Corrosive water & home plumbing
Barium (ppm) 2 2 0.027 3-13-17 No Naturally occurring
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppm) na 60 11.4/25.6 2018 No Disinfection byproduct
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) (ppb) na 80 7.03/23.3 2018 No Disinfection byproduct
Turbidity (NTU) TT# 95%
We test for Total Coliform Bacteria monthly. State records indicate not receiving the test result report for the month of May 2018.
Your drinking water comes from surface water.
Our primary source is Canal Creek, but use Orofino Creek during low stream periods. We filter it and disinfect the water with chlorine. We have upgraded our treatment process and are in full compliance with the state and federal regulations.
For questions or comments regarding this report or to obtain a copy of this report, please contact City Hall at (208) 464-2222.