Water | Stockton, Kansas

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This brochure is a snapshot of the water quality we provided last year. Detailed information is included on where your water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We strive to provide you with information because informed customers are our best allies. If you want to monitor the decision-making process that affects drinking water quality, call COURTNEY FLOWER by phone 785-425-6703.

Your water comes from 11 wells:

Some people may be more vulnerable to contamination in drinking water than the general population. Persons with weakened immunity, for example, with cancers undergoing chemotherapy, people who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV / AIDS or other immune system disorders, some older people and infants may be particularly at risk for infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare professionals. EPA / CDC recommendations on appropriate means to reduce the risk of infection Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants can be obtained from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

It is reasonable to expect that drinking water, including bottled water, will contain at least a small amount of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water is a health hazard. Further information on contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Sources of drinking water (both tap and bottled) were rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. When water moves on land or land, it dissolves natural minerals and, in some cases, radioactive materials, and can absorb substances that result from the presence of animals or human activities.

Contaminants that may be present in spring water before we purify it include:

Microbial contaminationfor example, viruses and bacteria that can come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, livestock and wildlife.

Inorganic pollutionfor example, salts and metals that may occur in nature or as a result of urban stormwater, industrial or domestic wastewater, oil and gas production, mining or agriculture.

Pesticides and herbicideswhich can come from a variety of sources such as stormwater runoff, agriculture and household users.

Radioactive contaminantswhich may be natural or the result of mining activities.

Organic pollutantsincluding synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and oil production, and come from gas stations, municipal stormwater, and septic systems.

To make tap water safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. We treat our water according to EPA regulations. The rules of the Office for the Control of Food and Medicines set the limits of pollutants in bottled water, which should provide the same protection of public health.

Our water supply system should test a minimum of 2 samples per month according to the revised general rule of the wand for the presence of microbiological contaminants. Coliform bacteria are usually harmless, but their presence in water can be a sign of pathogenic bacteria. When rod bacteria are detected, special follow-up tests are performed to determine if harmful bacteria are present in the water supply. If this limit is exceeded, the water supplier must inform the public.

Water quality data

The following tables list all drinking water contaminants that were detected during the 2021 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants does not necessarily indicate a health hazard. Unless otherwise indicated, the data presented in this table are taken from testing conducted from January 1 to December 31, 2021. The state requires us to monitor some pollutants at least once a year, because the concentrations of these pollutants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, although representative of water quality, date back more than one year. The bottom line is that the water you are given is safe.

Deadlines and reductions

Target Maximum Pollution Level (MCLG): The “goal” is the level of contaminants in drinking water, below which there is no known or expected risk to human health. MCLGs provide a margin of safety.

Maximum Pollution Level (MCL): The “maximum allowable” MPC is the highest level of pollution allowed in drinking water. MCLs are established as close to MCLG as possible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum secondary pollution level (SMCL): recommended level for pollution that is not regulated and has no GCL.

Action Level (AL): the concentration of the contaminant which, if exceeded, causes treatment or other requirements.

Treatment Technique (TT): a necessary process designed to reduce the level of contaminants in drinking water.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): the highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is compelling evidence that the addition of disinfectants is necessary to combat microbial contamination.

Detects (ND): laboratory analysis shows no contamination.

Ppm or milligrams per liter (mg / l)

Parts per billion (ppb) or micrograms per liter (μg / L)

Peaks per liter (pCi / l): a measure of radioactivity in water.

Millirem per year (mrem / year): a measure of the radiation absorbed by the body.

Average monitoring period (MPA): Average sample results obtained over a period of time, general examples of monitoring periods – monthly, quarter and year.

Nephelometric Opacity Installation (NTU): a measure of water transparency. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is simply noticeable to the average person. For groundwater systems turbidity is not regulated.

Current Annual Average (RAA): on average, sampling results obtained over the last 12 months and used to determine MCL compliance.

Average Annual Current Calculation (LRAA): The average value of the analytical results of the samples for the samples taken at a particular monitoring site for the previous four calendar quarters.

If it is present, elevated lead levels can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is mainly from materials and components related to maintenance and home plumbing. Your water system is responsible for high-quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. If your water has stood for several hours, you can minimize the possibility of exposure to lead by rinsing the faucet for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using the water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you can undergo a water test. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available on the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Please note: due to the sampling schedule, results may be older than 1 year.

During the 2021 calendar year we have noted below violations of drinking water rules.

Infants and children tend to be more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that the lead level in your home may be higher than in other homes in the community, as a result of the materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated levels of lead in your home’s water, you can check the water and flush the faucet for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. More information is available on the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Some people who have been drinking water containing trihalomethanes for many years in excess of the MPC may have problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system and may be at increased risk for cancer.

No additional mandatory reports of health effects.

In the first quarter of 2022, we did not monitor by-products of disinfection of haloacetic acids (HAA and total trihalomethanes (TTHM) according to Kansas administrative regulations).

During the 4th quarter of 2021, we did not monitor for by-products of disinfection of haloacetic acids (HAA and total trihalomethanes (TTHM) according to Kansas administrative regulations).

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