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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– Isthe Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminantin drinking waterbelow which there is noknown or expected risk to
                                                                                                                                     health.MCLGs allow for a margin of error.
                                                                                                                                     MCL– Maximum Contaminant Level, or the highest levelof a contaminantthat is allowedin drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a
                                                                                                                                     feasible using the best available treatment technology. Tounderstandthe possible health effects described for man regulatedconstituents, person would
Is my drinking water safe ?                                        For more information about your drinking water,                   have to drink 2litersof watereveryday at the MCL levelfor a lifetime to have a one in a millionchance of having the described health effect.
                                                                                                                                     MRDL- Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level or MRDL: Thehighest levelof disinfectantallowedin 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 disinfectantis necessary for the control of microbial contaminants.
contaminants that may be in our drinking water. As you will                                                                          MRDLG–   Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal. Thelevelof drinking waterdisinfectantbelow which there is noknown or expected health risk.
see on the back chart we only detected a few of these                                                                                MRLDGsdonot reflect the benefitsof the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
contaminants                                                       How can I get involved?                                               A                                                           w
                                                                                                                                     AL- ction Level, or the concentration of a contaminantwhich, hen exceeded, triggersother requirementswhich a watersystemmust follow
                                                                   Our Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00        Parts perBillion– or Micrograms perliter– explained as a relationto time and money as one part perbillioncorrespondsto one minute in 2000 years, or a
                                                                   a.m. at 808 West Lamar Alexander Parkway. Please feel             singlepenny 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 excessof 5 NTU is just noticeable
Your water comes from a surface water source, the Tellico          free 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– TreatmentTechnique or a requiredprocess intendedto reduce the levelof a contaminantin drinking water.
and we are continually working with the state to determine        Is our water system meeting other rules that                       CFU’S– Colony forming unitsper100 milliliter.
                                                                                                                                     BDL=Below Detection Level.
the vulnerability of our water source to potential                govern our operations?                                             PPM=PartsPer Million or Milligrams Per Lite r.
contaminations. The Tennessee Department of                       The State and EPA require us to test and report on our water       South Blount County is not required to monitor for TOC’s because we use membrane filtration.
Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has prepared a                on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all these
Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP)Report for the              requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant analysis
untreated water sources serving this water basin. The SWAP
Report assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources
                                                                  are available upon request.                                                                                                Water Quality Data                         2012




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




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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Detections
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                                                                                                                                                                                           Detected


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




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Typical
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                                                                  Do I need to make special precautions?




                                                                                                                                                                                            2012
South Blount County UtilityDistrictsource was rated as




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of
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 TDEC report to EPA        undergoing chemotherapy, persons that have undergone                                                                                                                                Presence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cfu's =
can be viewed online at                                           organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune                                                                                                                            of Coliform                         Naturally
                                                                  disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk
                                                                                                                                                Total Coliform                                                           colony                      bacteria in                         present
www.tn.gov/environment/dws/dwassess.shtml                                                                                                                                     No               0              0                            0                           2012
                                                                  for infections. These people should seek advice about not                       Bacteria                                                              forming                         5% of                             in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       monthly
                                                                  only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal                                                                                               units                        samples
Why are there contaminants in my water?                           hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from
Drinking water, including bottled water, may                      there care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate                                                                                                                           Treatment
                                                                                                                                                    Turbidity                 No             0.032             *           NTU            N/A                          2012           Soil Runoff
reasonably be expected to contain at least small                  means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium                                                                                                                          Technique
amounts of some contaminants. Community                           and other microbiological contaminants are available from                                                                                                                                                           Corrosion
                                                                  the Safe DrinkingWater Hotline (800-426-4791).                                                                                         0 of 30
water systems are required to disclose the                                                                                                                                                                                                           Action                               of
                                                                                                                                                     Copper                                 90th% =     Exceedin parts per
detection of contaminants; however, bottled                                                                                                                                   No                                                          1.3        Level =         6/1/2012         household
                                                                  Water System Security                                                                                                      0.077      g action million                                                              plumbing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1.3
water companies are not required to comply with                   Followingthe events of September 2001, we realize that our                                                                              level                                                                        systems
this regulation. The presence of contaminants                     customers are concerned about the security of our drinking                                                                                                                                                          Corrosion
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0 of 30
does not necessarily indicate that water poses a                  water. We urge the public to report any suspicious activities                                                             90th% =                                                  Action                               of
                                                                  at any utility facilities, including treatment plants, pumping                       Lead                   No                        Exceedin parts per                                                            household
health risk. Information about contaminants and                                                                                                                                               3.4                                          0         Level =         6/1/2012
                                                                  stations, and fire hydrants to 865-982-3560.                                                                                          g action  billion                                                             plumbing
potential health effects can be obtained by calling                                                                                                                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                                                                                                                          level                                                                        systems
EPA’s Safe Drinking Water 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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