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									                                                    The commissioners of the South Blount County Utility                  Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to
                                                    District serve 4 year terms. Vacancies on the Board of                lead in drinking water than the general population. It is
                                                    Commissioners are filled by appointment by the Blount                 possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than at
                                                    County Mayor from a list of three nominees certified by               other homes in the community as a result of materials used in
                                                    the Board of Commissioners. Decisions by the Board of                 your homes plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated
                                                    Commissioners under the District’s customer complaint                 lead levels in your home’s water you may wish to have your
                                                    policy may be reviewed by the Utility Management                      water tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes
                                                    Review Board of the Tennessee Department of                           before using tap water. Additional information is available
                                                    Environment and Conservation pursuant to Section 7-82-                from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
                                                    702(7) of the Tennessee Code Annotated.
                                                                                                                          South Blount County Utility District is pleased to announce, as of the
                                                                                                                          June 2012 testing period, we are in compliance with all lead and
                                                     Required Consumer Confidence Report Statement Addressing             copper testing guidelines. We continue to look for better ways to
                                                     Lead In Drinking Water                                               provide safe and healthy drinking water to our customers.
                                                     If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health
                                                     problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.          South Blount County Utility District monitored for
                                                                                                                          Cryptosporidium in the source water during 2011-
                                                     Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and
        Water Quality                                components associated with service lines and home plumbing.
                                                                                                                          2012. Cryptosporidium was detected in 1 sample of
                                                                                                                          24 collected from the raw water. It was not detected

          Report                                     South Blount Utility is responsible for providing high quality
                                                     drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used
                                                                                                                          in the finished water. Cryptosporidium is a microbial
                                                                                                                          pathogen found in surface water throughout the U.S.
                                                                                                                          Although filtration removes cryptosporidium, the
           2013                                      in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for         most commonly used filtration methods cannot
The service of providing quality tap water is        several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure      guarantee 100% removal. Monitoring of source water
often taken for granted when we turn on a                                                                                 indicates the presence of these organisms. Current test
                                                     by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using        methods do not enable us to determineif the
faucet in our homes, but we can tell you from        water for drinking or cooking. Do not boil water, boiling will not   organisms are dead or if they are capable of causing
experience it is no easy task to provide this       reduce lead levels in drinking water. If you are concerned about      disease. Symptoms of infection include nausea,
quality service. We manage one of the greatest                                                                            diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most healthy
                                                     lead in your water, testing methods, and steps you can take to       individuals can overcome the disease. However,
natural resources that is on this earth, that is
essential for life. Our earth is covered in 70%      minimize exposure please refer to the Safe Drinking Water            immuno-compromised people are at greater risk of
                                                    Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.                      developing life-threatening illness. We encourage
water and only 1.6% is fresh water. We have a                                                                             immuno-compromised individuals to consult their
phenomenal team of people at S.B.C.U.D. that                                                                              doctor regarding appropiate precautions to take to
are proud to provide this quality service to                                                                              avoid infection. Cryptosporidium must be ingested to
Blount County. We operate on the principle of                                                                             cause disease, and it may be spread through means
proactively planning today so we will be                                                                                  other than drinking water.
prepared tomorrow. As a customer, you are
very important to us and a very important part
of this business, and we thank you. If you have
questions or problems or a specific need
related to our service, please contact our office
at any time.
                                                              SOUTH BLOUNT COUNTY UTILITY DISTRICT                                                                                       Water Quality Data
                                                                                                                                   What does the chart mean?
                                                                                     Water Quality Report For 2012                 MCLG– Is the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to
                                                                                                                                   health. MCLGsallow for a margin of error.
                                                                                                                                   MCL– Maximum Contaminant Level, or the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGsas
                                                                                                                                   feasible using the best available treatment technology. To understand the possible health effects describedfor man regulated constituents, a person
Is my drinkingwater safe ?                                      For more information about your drinking water,                    wouldhave to drink 2liters of water everyday at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one in a million chance of having the describedhealth effect.
                                                                                                                                   MRDL- Maximum ResidualDisinfectant Level or MRDL: The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence
Yes, we have conducted numerous tests for over 80               please contact Henry Durant at 982-3560.                           that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants.
contaminants that may be in our drinking water. As you will                                                                        MRDLG– Maximum ResidualDisinfectant Level Goal. The level of drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected health
see on the back chart we only detected a few of these                                                                              risk. MRLDGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
contaminants                                                    How can I get involved?                                            AL- Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers other requirements which a water system must follow
                                                                Our Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00         Parts per Billion– or Micrograms per liter– explained as a relation to time and money as one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2000 years,
                                                                a.m. at 808 West LamarAlexander Parkway. Please feel free          or a single penny in $10,000,000.
What is the source of my water?                                                                                                    NephelometricTurbidity Unit (NTU)– nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable
Your water comes from a surface water source, the Tellico       to participate in these meetings.
                                                                                                                                   to the average person. 100% of our samples were below the turbidity limit.
Lake. Our goal is to protect our water from contaminants                                                                           TT– Treatment Technique or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
and we are continually working with the state to determine     Is our water system meeting other rules that                        CFU’S– Colony forming units per 100 milliliter.
                                                                                                                                   BDL=Below Detection Level.
the vulnerability of our water source to potential             govern our operations?                                              PPM=Parts Per Million or Milligrams Per Liter.
contaminations. The Tennessee Department of Environment        The State and EPA require us to test and report on our              South Blount County is not required to monitor for TOC’s because we use membranefiltration.
and Conservation (TDEC)has prepared a Source Water             water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met
Assessment Program (SWAP) Report for the untreated             all these requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant
water sources serving this water basin. The SWAP Report
assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources to
                                                               analysis are available upon request.                                                                                        Water Quality Data                          2012




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Measurement
                                                                                                                                                       Contaminant
potential contamination. To ensure safe drinking water, all




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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Detections
                                                                                                                                                                             Violation




                                                                                                                                                                                         Detected


                                                                                                                                                                                                         Range of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Average
public water systems treat and routinely test their water.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Typical
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                                                               Do I need to make special precautions?




                                                                                                                                                                                          2012
The South Blount County Utility District source was rated




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of
as reasonably susceptible to potential contamination.          Some people may be more vulnerable to contamination in
An explanation of Tennessee’s Source Water Assessment          drinking water than the general population.
Program, the Source Water Assessment summaries,                Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer
susceptibility scorings and the overall TDECreport to EPA      undergoing chemotherapy, persons that have undergone                                                                                                                                  Presence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cfu's =
can be viewed online at                                        organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDSor other immune                                                                                                                               of Coliform                         Naturally
                                                               disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at
                                                                                                                                              Total Coliform                                                            colony                      bacteria in                         present
www.tn.gov/environment/dws/dwassess.shtml                                                                                                                                    No              0              0                             0                           2012
                                                               risk for infections. These people should seek advice about                       Bacteria                                                               forming                         5% of                             in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      monthly
                                                               not only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal                                                                                             units                        samples
Why are there contaminantsin my water?                         hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from
Drinkingwater, including bottled water, may                    there care providers. EPA/CDCguidelines on appropriate                                                                                                                              Treatment
                                                                                                                                                  Turbidity                  No            0.032             *           NTU            N/A                           2012           Soil Runoff
reasonablybe expected to containat least small                 means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium                                                                                                                            Technique
amountsof some contaminants.Community       water              and other microbiological contaminants are available from                                                                                                                                                             Corrosion
                                                               the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).                                                                                         0 of 30
systemsare requiredto disclosethe detectionof                                                                                                                                                                                                       Action                               of
                                                                                                                                                   Copper                                 90th% =     Exceedin parts per
contaminants;however,bottled water companiesare                                                                                                                              No                                                          1.3        Level =         6/1/2012         household
                                                               Water System Security                                                                                                       0.077      g action million                                                               plumbing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.3
not requiredto complywiththisregulation.The                    Following the events of September 2001,we realize that our                                                                               level                                                                         systems
presence of contaminants does not necessarily                  customers are concerned about the security of our drinking                                                                                                                                                            Corrosion
                                                                                                                                                                                                       0 of 30
indicatethat water poses a healthrisk. Information             water. We urge the public to report any suspicious                                                                         90th% =                                                   Action                               of
                                                               activities at any utility facilities, including treatment plants,                     Lead                    No                       Exceedin parts per                                                             household
about contaminants  and potentialhealtheffectscan                                                                                                                                           3.4                                           0         Level =         6/1/2012
                                                               pumping stations, and fire hydrants to 865-982-3560.                                                                                   g action  billion                                                              plumbing
be obtainedby callingEPA’s Safe DrinkingWater                                                                                                                                                                                                         15
                                                                                                                                                                                                        level                                                                         systems
Hotline(800-426-4791)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Erosion of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      parts per
                                                                                                                                                   Sodium                    No            1.56           N/A                           N/A            N/A         3/26/2012          Natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       million                                                       Deposits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By-
                                                                                                                                                  Total                                     44             24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      parts per                                   4 Quarters          products
                                                                                                                                            Trihalomethanes                  No            Avg.            to                             0             80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       billion                                      of 2012              of
                                                                                                                                                (TTHMs)                                                    67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     chlorinatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           17
                                                                                                                                            Total Haloacetic                                30                        parts per                                   4 Quarters              n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      products
                                                                                                                                                                             No                            to                             0             60
                                                                                                                                              Acids (HAA5)                                 Avg.                        billion                                      of 2012              of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     chlorinatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                          .57
                                                                                                                                                                                           1.44                       parts per  4                    4                                   n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Additive to
                                                                                                                                                  Chlorine                   No                            to                                                         2012
                                                                                                                                                                                           Avg.                        million MRDLG                 MRDL                             control
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.38                                                                       microbes
                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.08                                                                       Added for
                                                                                                                                                                                           0.25                       parts per
                                                                                                                                                 Phosphate                   No                            to                            TT             TT            2012           Corrosion
                                                                                                                                                                                           Avg.                        million                                                        Control
                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.39
                                                                                                                                                                                                          0.3                                                                           Erosion of
                                                                                                                                                                                           0.61                       parts per                                   4 Quarters              Natural
                                                                                                                                                  Fluoride                   No                            to                             4              4                              Deposits,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Avg.                        million                                      of 2012             promotes
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.01                                                                         strong teeth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Runoff from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      parts per                                                      fertilizer,erosion
                                                                                                                                          Nitrate (as Nitrogen)              No            BDL            N/A                            10             10          7/6/2012           from natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       million                                                            deposits


                                                                                                                                           *We met the treatment technique for 2012.

								
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