CITY OF TROY Kansas
This brochure is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last year. Inctuded are the details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies. If you would like to observe the decision-making process that affect drinking water quality, please call ROBERT JENKINS at 785-9854265.
Your water comes from 3 Ground Water
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HFV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their hea!th care providers, EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Ctyptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (8004264791).
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (8004264791).
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bolded water) included rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, feservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity,
Contaminants that may be present in sources water before we treat it include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, livestock operations and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturallyoccurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as storm water run-off) agriculture, and residential users.
Radioac!ive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or the result of mining activity.
Organic contaminants. including synthetic and volatite organic chemica\s, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and also come from gas stations, urban storm water run-off, and septic systems.
In order (o ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes fegu!ation which limits the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems, We treat our water according to EPAs regulations. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Our water system is required to test a minimum of 2 samples per month in accordance with the Total Coliform Rule for microbiological contaminants. Coliform bacteria are usually harmless, but their presence in water can be an indication of disease-causing bacteria. When coliform bacteria ate found, speclal follow-up tests are done to determine if harmful bacteria are present in the water supply. If this limit is exceeded, the water supplier must notify the public.
The following tabEes list all of the drinking water contaminants which were detected during the 2016 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk. Unless noted, the data ptesented in this table is from the testing done JanuafY i- December 311 2016. The state requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than one old The bottom line is that the water that is provided to you is safe.
Maximum Contaminant Level Coal (MCLG): the "Goal" is the levet of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to human health, MCLGs allow for a margin of safely.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): the "Maximum Allowed' MCI is the highest level of a contaminant that is altowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as dose to the MCLGs as feasible using the best availabEe treatment technology. Seconda Maximum Contaminant Level SMCL : recommended level for a contaminant that is not regulated and has no MCL.
Action Level (AL): the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded* triggers (realment or other requirements,
Treatment Technique (TT): a (equired process intended to reduce levels of a contaminant in drinking water,
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): the highest level of a
disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Non.Detects (ND): lab analysis indicates that the contaminant is not presenl
Parts per Million (ppm) or milligrams per titer (mg0)
Parts per Billon (ppb) or micrograms per titer (pg/i)
Plcocuries per Liter (pCifL): a measure of the radioactivity in water.
Millirems per Year (mremlyr): measure of radiation absorbed by the body.
average of sample obtained during a defined time frame, common examples of monitoring periods are monthly, quarteriy and yearly.
Nephetometfic Turbidity Unit (NTU): a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU Is just noticeable the average person. Turbidity is not regulated for groundwater systems.
Running Annual Average (MA): an average of sample resuils obtained over the most current 12 months and used to determine compliance with MCLs.
Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA): Average of sample analytical results for samples taken at a particular monitoring tocaUon during the previous four calendar quutersr
Erosion of natura$ de osits
Discharge from meta! refineries
Dischar e from steel and ul mills
Naturaf deposits; Water additive which promotes stron teeth.
Runoff from fertilizer use
Erosion of natural de osits
While your drinking water meets EPA's standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPA's standard balances the current understanding of arsenic's possible health effects against the costs of (emovjng arsenic from drinking water, EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels 01 arsenic which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory prob!ems,
Nitrate in drinking water al Eevels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause blue baby syndrome, Nitrate levels may rise quickly for shon periods of time because of rainfali or agricultural activity. if you are caring for an infant, you should ask for advice from your health care provider.
TOTAL HALOACETtC ACIDS HAA5
By-product of drinking water disinfection
of drinkin water chlorination
Lead and Copper
2012 - 2014
0.012 - 0.17
Corrosion of household Numbin
2012 - 2014
1 - 1.6
Corrosion of household lumbin
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children, Lead in drinking water is pimarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Your water system is responsible for providing high qualEty drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components, When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize (he potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested, Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at hltp://www.epa.qov/sefewater/lead,
Secondary Contaminants.Non Health Based Contaminants-No Federal Maxinwm Contaminant Level MCL Established.
Your Highest Value
260 - 380
CONDUCTIVITY 25 C UMHOSICM
480 _ 830
HARDNESSt TOTAL AS CAC03
230 - 440
0.001 - 0.015
290 - 480
Please Note: Because of sampling schedules, results may be older than 1 year.
During the 2016 calendar year, we had no violation(s) of drinking water regulations.