July 1, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Drinking Water
Report

Providing Quality Drinking

Water to Our Community


We are pleased to provide for your review, our Annual Quality Water Report.

 

Keeping the community informed about the excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year is our priority.

 

Our goal is and always has been, to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

 

Our water source consists of two wells. One is located in Ward I on Glenn Street and the second is located in Ward II on High Street.

 

We are pleased to report that our drinking water is

safe and meets all Federal and State requirements. Any questions regarding your water utility can be directed to Charles “Chuck” Kernan at 573-238-3622 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mr. Kernan is a license water operator with 19 years experience providing a quality drinking water system to the community.

 

 

To stay informed on the water utility, the City of Marble Hill invites you to attend any of our regularly scheduled Board Meetings that are held on the second Monday of each month, at 6:00 PM in the Marble Hill City Hall.

The City of Marble Hill routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to the Federal and State law. All drinking water, including bottled water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. It is important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk.

 

 

Nitrates and Nitrates!


Nitrates and nitrates are to be tested every three (3) years in our water systems as required by the State Department of Natural Resources. Nitrates occur in drinking water, and have to be monitored. Extremely high levels of nitrates and nitrates in drinking water contribute to an occurrence known as “Blue Baby Syndrome” or methemaglobanemia as it is scientifically called. It can be fatal in infants. The City of Marble Hill conducts these tests periodically and the results are posted at City Hall. We are proud to announce that our levels of Nitrates are extremely low.

We in the City of Marble Hill work around the clock to provide top quality drinking water to every tap. We ask that all of our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community.

 

The City of Marble Hill also tests for bacteria in the drinking water on a monthly basis. These tests are taken for monitoring harmful bacteria such as Coliform and E. Coli.

 

Our water is chlorinated for disinfection purposes. This level is monitored daily.

Each year the city is required to test for lead and copper levels. The City has just recently completed these tests and the results indicated that we are well below the minimum amount allowed.

 

Results of all describe testing are posted and can be viewed at your convenience at City Hall.

 

Monitoring for Constituents. What does this mean?


As we constantly monitor for various constituents in our water supplies, as regulatory standards require, it is important to remember that all sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by constituents that are naturally occurring or are man made. Those constituents can be microbes, organic or inorganic chemicals, or radioactive materials. More information may be obtained about contaminants and potential health affects by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline @ 1-800-426-4791.

 

MCL's (Maximum Contaminant Levels) are set very stringent levels. To understand the possible health

affects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL levels for a lifetime, to have a one-in-a million chance of having that this described health effect.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking than general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV, AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek the advise about drinking water from their healthcare provider.

EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risks of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providing safe, clean

drinking water for

Our community.


 

2010 in Review

 

The City of Marble Hill has been working with Smith & Company Engineers and the Missouri Rural Water Association in looking at the safety of our drinking water. We have been working on protecting the wells from possible contamination from ground water sources and ensuring that we can continue to offer our customers good clean drinking water.

We also changed out approximately 45 residential water meters this past year. This helps to ensure an accurate reading and helps in addressing water losses for the year.

There were no major water violations noted for the year. Lead and copper tests were performed on the North water system and were well below the minimum allowance. Individual test results are available to the public at City Hall.

Test results are included in this report for Trihalomethanes.

The Marble Hill fire Department regularly checks the pressure and flushing the fire hydrants. This also helps to keep the water system flushed and does not allow water to remain in the mains of areas with little water usage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         STATE OF MISSOURI

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES


PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Environmental Services Program

CHUCK KERNAN

MARBLE HILL SOUTH

302 UNION STREET

PO BOX 799

MARBLE HILL  MO  63764

 

Order ID: 100317304

Sample Number:    AB16701

RESULTS OF SAMPLE ANALYSES FOR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

Report Date:

04/22/2010

PWS County:

BOLLINGER

Date Collected:

04/07/2010

PWS ID:

MO4010483

Sample Location:

WELL #1 TP 10489

 

 

PWS Name:

MARBLE HILL SOUTH

 

 

Comments

 

 

 

Analysis Performed

 

Result

MCL

 

Units

Nitrate + Nitrate as N

Nitrate + Nitrate as N

1.64

10

 

mg/L

MCL-A Maximum Containment Level (MCL) is the legal threshold limit on the amount of a substance that is allowed in drinking water under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. MCLs are health based, legally enforceable standards. Drinking water results below the MCLs are considered safe. "*" denotes an Action Level.

 

The analysis of this sample was performed in accordance with procedures approved or recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Todd Eicholz at 573/751-4090.

Chris Boldt, Laboratory Manager

Environmental Services Program

Field Services Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         STATE OF MISSOURI

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES


PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Environmental Services Program

CHUCK KERNAN

MARBLE HILL SOUTH

302 UNION STREET

PO BOX 799

MARBLE HILL  MO  63764

 

Order ID: 100317306

Sample Number:    AB16705

RESULTS OF SAMPLE ANALYSES FOR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

Report Date:

04/22/2010

PWS County:

BOLLINGER

Date Collected:

04/07/2010

PWS ID:

MO4010496

Sample Location:

OLD FIRE HOUSE TP 10485

 

PWS Name:

MARBLE HILL SOUTH

 

Comments

 

 

 

Analysis Performed

 

Result

MCL

 

Units

Nitrate + Nitrate as N

Nitrate + Nitrate as N

0.47

10

 

mg/L

MCL-A Maximum Containment Level (MCL) is the legal threshold limit on the amount of a substance that is allowed in drinking water under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. MCLs are health based, legally enforceable standards. Drinking water results below the MCLs are considered safe. "*" denotes an Action Level.

 

The analysis of this sample was performed in accordance with procedures approved or recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Todd Eicholz at 573/751-4090.

Chris Boldt, Laboratory Manager

Environmental Services Program

Field Services Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         STATE OF MISSOURI

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES


PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Environmental Services Program

CHUCK KERNAN

MARBLE HILL SOUTH

302 UNION STREET

MARBLE HILL  MO  63764

 

Order ID: 090726871

Sample Number:    AB02877

RESULTS OF SAMPLE ANALYSES FOR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

Report Date:

09/03/2009

PWS County:

BOLLINGER

Date Collected:

08/11/2009

PWS ID:

MO4010496

Sample Location:

OLD FIRE HOUSE TP 10485

 

PWS Name:

MARBLE HILL NORTH

 

Comments

Old Fire House

 

 

 Analysis Performed

 

Result

MCL

SS

Units

 524.2

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,1-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1-Dichloroethane
1,1-Dichloroethene
1,1-Dichloropropene
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,3-Trichloropropane
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane
1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB)
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichloroethane
1,2-Dichloropropane
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
1,3-Dichloropropane
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
2,2-Dichloropropane
2-Chlorotoluene
4-Chlorotoluene
Benzene
Bromobenzene
Bromochloromethane
Bromodichloromethane
Bromoform
Bromomethane
Carbon Tetrachloride
Chlorobenzene
Chloroethane
Chloroform
Chloromethane
cis-1,2-Dichloroethane
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
Dibromochloromethane
Dibromomethane

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<1

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.1

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<2.5

<0.5

<0.5

<5

0.66

<10

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

 

200

 

5

 

7

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

600

5

5

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

100

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

 

 Analysis Performed

 

Result

MCL

SS

Units

 524.2

Dichlorodifluoromethane
Ethylbenzene
Hexachlorobutadiene
Isopropylbenzene
m&p-Xylenes
Methyl-t-butyl ether
Methylene Chloride
n-Butylbenzene
n-Propylbenzene
Naphthalene
o-Xylene
p-Isopropyltoluene
sec-Butylbenzene
Styrene
tert-Butylbenzene
Tetrachloroethane
Toluene
Total Xylenes
trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
Trichloroethane
Trichlorofluoromethane
Vinyl Chloride

<1

<0.5

<1

<0.5

<0.5

<1

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<1

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

 

700

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

5

1,000

 

100

 

5

 

2

 

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

ug/L

 Total THM Total THM

<2.0

    ug/L

MCL= Maximum Containment Level             SS = Secondary Standard

 

Order Comments:

 

The analysis of this sample was performed in accordance with procedures approved or recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Terry Timmons at 573/751-5331.

Chris Boldt, Laboratory Manager

Environmental Services Program

Field Services Division

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:


City of Marble Hill
P.O. Box 799
302 Union Street
Marble Hill, MO 63764
Phone 573-238-3622 or 573-238-3517
Fax 573-238-4991

Visit us at:
www.marblehillmo.us

Mayor:

 Russell Masterson

Administrative Assistant:

 Gary W. Shrum

 

 

Board of Alderman:

Ward 1:

 Tim McCain

 Roger Burr

Ward 2:

 Jim Sear

 Tim Meek

 

 

Clerk:

 Carla S. Watt

Collector:

 Connie Rhodes

Treasurer:

 Melisa Armstrong

Water Operator:

 Charles Kernan


 

Notice to Water Utility Customers

 

The City of Marble Hill is responsible for taking water samples from various locations each month. This ensures that the entire system is monitored and that every resident can be assured of having quality drinking water available at all times.

The water meters are read on a monthly basis for billing. We try to read the meters around the 12th of each month which allows us to determine your monthly water usage. This is helpful in determining the presence of the leak on your property in the event of a higher than normal reading.