2011 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

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					                                                                            Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in               SENECA & WESTMINSTER RESULTS (PIONEER’S
                                                                       drinking water than the general population.                   Immuno-    SUPPLIERS):
                                                                       compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing
                                                                       chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants,              Seneca (Monitored 2011)
                                                                       people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some                                  Fluoride (ppm)         Nitrate (ppm)
                                                                       elderly and infants can be particularly at risk for infections. These    Level Detected        0.92                   0.044
                                                                       people should seek advice about drinking water from their health         MCL                     4                      10
                                                                       care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to               MCLG                    4                      10
               2011 WATER QUALITY REPORT                               lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other                Violation:             No                      No
                 SC DHEC SYSTEM #3750010                               microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking
                                                                       Water Hotline (800/426-4791). More information about drinking            Seneca (Monitored 2011)
  We are pleased to present to you our Annual Water Quality            water     can       be    found     at     the      EPA’s      website                         TTHM (ppb)           HAA5 (ppb)
Report. This report is intended to provide you with important          (www.epa.gov/safewater/).                                                Level Detected = RAA    34                   22
information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the        If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health           Range                 09.99-53.46          12.75-43.73
water system to provide safe drinking water. Our drinking water is     problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.              MCL                      80                  60
safe and meets Federal and State requirements. Chickasaw               Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components        MCLG                       0                  0
Point’s water source is Purchased Surface Water purchased from         associated with service lines and home plumbing. Chickasaw               Violation:               No                  No
the Pioneer Rural Water District. Pioneer’s treated surface water      Utility Company is responsible for providing high quality drinking
is purchased from the Westminster Commission of Public Works           water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing      Westminster (Monitored 2011)
and the Seneca Light and Water Plant for distribution to its           components. When your water has been sitting for several hours,                               Fluoride (ppm) Nitrate (ppm)
members. Westminster’s treated water comes from the Chauga             you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your        Level Detected         0.70         0.026
River; Seneca’s from Lake Keowee. The tables show the results          tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or       MCL                       4            10
of monitoring for the period January 1st to December 31st 2011         cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your drinking water,         MCLG                      4            10
or the most recent monitoring period as indicated. Results of          you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in           Violation:              No            No
Pioneer Rural Water District and its suppliers monitoring are          drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to
included as part of our reporting process.                             minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water              Typical source of fluoride is the erosion of natural deposits; Water
  The information provided in this report was collected and            Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.                         additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and
reported in accordance with the water quality standards                                                                                         aluminum factories.
established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)            CHICKASAW RESULTS:
and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC-         Inorganic Contaminants (Monitored 9/22/2009)                             Nitrate source is run-off from fertilizer use; leaching from septic
DHEC). IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS about this report or                                                                                           tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits.
concerning your water utility, please contact Lisa Rose at                                                  Copper (ppm)
(864) 972-3680.       Este informe contiene informacion muy            MCLG =                                   1.3
                                                                                                                                                Legend:
important sobre el agua que usted bebe. Traduzcalo o hable con         Action Level (AL) =                      1.3
                                                                                                                                                MCL = Maximum Contaminant Level. The “Maximum Allowed” is
alguien que lo entienda bien.                                          90th Percentile Value =                  0.012
                                                                                                                                                the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.
  Westminster and Seneca’s Source Water Assessment Plans               # Sites Exceeding Action Level =         0
                                                                                                                                                MCL’s are set as close to the MCLG’s as feasible using the best
(SWAP)        are     available      for      your     review     at   Violation =                              NO
                                                                                                                                                available treatment technology.
www.scdhec.gov/water/html/srcewtr.html.         If you don’t have      Typical Source: Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood          MCLG = Maximum Contaminant Level Goal. The “Goal” is the
internet access, please contact us at 864-972-3680 to arrange to       preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.                  level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
view these documents.                                                                                                                           known or expected risk to health. MCLG’s allow for a margin of
   THE SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER (both tap water and                                                                                            safety.
bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs,      PIONEER RESULTS:
                                                                       Disinfectant 2011                                                        MRDL = Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level – The highest level
springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land                                                                               of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing
or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals       Chlorine:                                                                evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of
and, in some cases, radioactive material and can pick up               MDRL = 4                                                                 microbial contaminants.
substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human        MDRLG = 4                                                                MRDLG = Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal – The level
activity. These substances can be microbial contaminates,              Typical Source: Water additive used to control microbes                  of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or
inorganic contaminates, pesticides and herbicides, organic             Violation: No                                                            expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of
chemical contaminates and radioactive contaminants. All drinking       Highest Quarterly Average = 1.04                                         the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to          Range = 0.72-1.10                                                        AL = Action Level is the concentration of a contaminant which if
contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The                                                                                        exceeded triggers treatment or other requirements which a water
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the        Inorganic Contaminants (Last monitored in 2011)
                                                                                            Copper (ppm)   Lead (ppb)                           system must follow.
water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants                                                                                  ppm = Milligrams per liter or parts per million – or one ounce in
and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the            Action Level =               1.3         0
                                                                       90th Percentile Value=    0.066          0                               7,350 gallons of water
Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at                                                                                ppb = Micrograms per liter or parts per billion – or one ounce in
1-800-426-4791.                                                        # Sites Exceeding
                                                                       Action Level =          0 of 30     0 of 30                              7,350,000 gallons of water
  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes                                                                            na = Not applicable
regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in          Typical Source: Corrosion of household plumbing system;                  Avg = Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on
water provided by public water systems.             FDA regulations    erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives.           running annual average of monthly samples
establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must                                                                                   Definitions = The following tables contain scientific terms and
provide the same protection for public health.                         Violation: No                                                            measures, some of which may require explanation.

				
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