Columbia County Water System Chemical Monitoring Public Notice

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What happened?

Our water system did not meet the requirements of a drinking water rule. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. During the 2021 monitoring period, we did not monitor or test for Cyanide, and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water at that time.

What should I do?

Some people who drink water containing cyanide well in excess of the MCL over many years could experience nerve damage or problems with their thyroid.

Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to Cyanide can choose alternative sources of water for ingestion.

What does this mean?

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.

What is being done?

Columbia County Utility staff is submitting for new sample testing within the week. Results will immediately forthcoming and will delivered to users as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Robert Domingue at 386-984-5872 or contact the Department of Environmental Protection, Potable Water Section at 904-256-1700.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by our water system: Columbia County Water System
Potable Water System ID: 2124413

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