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
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.