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Posted on: January 25, 2023

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS OF THE TOWN OF BERRYVILLE WATER SYSTEM

 

 

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS OF THE

TOWN OF BERRYVILLE WATER SYSTEM

 

Levels of Haloacetic Acids Above Drinking Water Standards

 

In keeping with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, we are obliged to inform you that we may be in violation of state regulations because drinking water being served to consumers at the Town of Berryville water system did not comply with the Primary Maximum Contaminant Level for Haloacetic Acids.

 

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received from the four quarterly compliance periods during the 2022 calendar year show that our system exceeded the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for Haloacetic Acids. The standard for Haloacetic Acids is 0.060 mg/L.  The average level of Haloacetic Acids first quarter 2022 through fourth quarter 2022 was 0.061 mg/L.

 

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.

 

People who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the PMCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

 

For more information, please contact:

                        Ernest Bussert, Chief Plant Operator, by:

                        

Written notice of this possible violation will be mailed within the next 10 days to every water customer served by the Town’s water system.

 

Please share this information with other people who drink this water (this notice may be posted in public places, shared on-line, or distributed by hand or mail). 

 

This notice is posted at the direction of Keith R. Dalton, Town Manager.

 

 

Date posted: January 25, 2023

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