WILLACOOCHEE GA
"Where Good People Live"
CITY OFWILLACOOCHEE
2019 WATER QUALITY REPORT

Georgia Water System ID #: GA0030001
Water System Contact: Phone Number:
City Hall (Day) 912-534-5152
Glyn Joiner (Emergency cell) 229-561-1628
Glyn Joiner (Emergency Home) 912-534-5454
Summary of Water Quality Information


 The City of Willacoochee drinking water system is owned by the City of Willacoochee and operated by Tindall Enterprises, Inc. The facility office is located at 33 Fleetwood Avenue in Willacoochee, Georgia. If there are ever any comments or inquiries to be made, please feel free to contact City Hall during regular working hours.
Included in this report is information about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. The City of Willacoochee is committed to providing your community with clean, safe, and reliable drinking water. For more information about your water or this report please call Tindall Enterprises, Inc. at 912-449-0999. A copy of this report will not be mailed to individual consumers but is available at City Hall, upon request.
Your water comes from two (2) community groundwater wells each of which is 450 to 500 feet in depth. Well 101 is located on McCranie Avenue and is used only as a back-up well. Well 102 is located on Ga Route 135 (Peterson Street South). In the event the active well becomes inactive, the City would supply water through the back-up well. These properties are protected from activities which could potentially cause contamination of this water source. Treatment is performed at the wells to include chlorine disinfection and removal of contaminants. The water source for the wells is commonly called the Upper Floridan Aquifer and provides ample volumes of water for this community. City and/or contracted personnel monitor chlorine residual and flow daily. In September 2012, the City of Willacoochee elected to discontinue the addition of fluoride to the drinking water because it is a naturally occurring element in this region in quantities adequate to meet State and Federal recommended levels.
A Wellhead Protection Plan has been completed for the City. This is a report in which the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) identifies any types of pollution to which your water supply could be vulnerable and includes information regarding potential sources of contamination in your watershed. There are no cited potential pollution sources within the 15-foot control zone for well 101. Cited potential pollution sources within the 250-foot management zone for well 101 include electrical transformers, utility poles, access roads, secondary roads, sewer lines, vehicle parking areas, stormwater runoff, old railroad, railroad crossties, dumpsters, old canning factory, and US Route 82. There are no cited potential pollution sources within the 15-foot control zone for well 102. Cited potential pollution sources within the 100-foot management zone for well 102 include, access roads, secondary roads, electrical transformers, utility poles, vehicle parking areas, stormwater runoff, sewer lines and Ga. Route 135. This report is available to you at City Hall.
The City of Willacoochee water system is tested for more than eighty (80) drinking water parameters on a periodic basis determined by the GA EPD Drinking Water Program and/or the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The City of Willacoochee water system is tested for the presence of volatile organic compounds, synthetic organic compounds, inorganic compounds, radionuclides, lead, and copper once in a three (3) year cycle. Nitrate-nitrites, trihalomethanes, and total haloacetic acids levels are analyzed annually. Bacteriological analyses are conducted monthly. Sampling schedules are based on initial contaminant level assessments and can be changed by EPD if deemed necessary. The State may issue waivers for the analysis of any of the mentioned compounds if studies show that the distributed drinking water in this area is not vulnerable to contamination from these chemicals.
During 2019, the City of Willacoochee water system was sampled and analyzed for bacteriological content, nitrate-nitrites, lead, copper, total trihalomethanes, and haloacetic acids. The City of Willacoochee had no violations of drinking water standards during 2019. All detected contaminants are delineated in the accompanying chart. Any constituents not listed in the accompanying charts had results less than the detection limits and/or maximum contaminant levels.
Multiple single- and multi-family residences and/or commercial and municipal buildings have been selected throughout your community where lead and copper analyses are conducted on a periodic basis. Even though the City of Willacoochee had no violations of water quality parameters during this sampling event, analyses for lead and copper indicate some service lines contain one or both contaminants. Results indicated NO residences selected contained these components which exceeded the action levels for these parameters.
Lead and copper are metals naturally found throughout the environment in soil and water. These metals can also be found in lead, copper, or brass household plumbing pipes and fixtures. Even consumer products such as paints, pottery, and pewter can contain lead and/or copper. Corrosion or deterioration of lead or copper-based materials, as well as erosion of natural deposits, can release these metals into the drinking water.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Willacoochee is responsible for providing high quality 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 the 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Additionally, the following measures may also be taken to minimize exposure to lead and/or copper:
• Use cold water for drinking or cooking.
• Do not cook with or consume water from the hot water faucet.
• Do not use hot water for making baby formula.
• Use only “lead-free” solder, fluxes and materials in new household plumbing and repairs.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may be expected to contain at least small amounts of 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.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the 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 advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, 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 source water include the following:
• Microbial contaminants such as viruses and bacteria which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
• Inorganic contaminants such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm 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 agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.
• Organic chemical contaminants including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, agricultural application, and septic systems.
• Radioactive contaminants can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
The City of Willacoochee strives to maintain the highest standards of performance and quality possible. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, improvements that benefit the community must keep these costs as low as possible by utilizing good water conservation practices.
DEFINITION OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS REPORT
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): “The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL’s are set as close to the MCLG as feasible using the best available treatment technology.”
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): “The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG’s allow for a margin of safety.”
Action Level (AL): “The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.”
Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL): Reasonable goals for drinking water quality. Exceeding SMCL’s may adversely affect odor or appearance, but there is no known risk to human health.
Treatment Technique (TT): “A required process intended to reduce the level 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 microbiological contaminants.”
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): “The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Not Detected (ND): By regulation, this substance or group of substances was tested for in our finished tap water; however, none was detected at the testing limit.
TTHMs (Total Trihalomethanes): One or more of the organic compounds Chloroform, Bromodichloromethane, Chlorodibromomethane, and/or Bromoform.
HAA5s (Haloacetic Acids): One or more of the organic compounds Monochloroacetic Acid, Dichloroacetic Acid, Trichloroacetic Acid, Monobromoacetic Acid, and Dibromoacetic Acid.
NA: Not applicable to this contaminant
ppb or ug/l: parts per billion or micrograms per liter
ppm or mg/l: parts per million or milligrams per liter
pCi/l: picocuries per liter, a measurement of radiation



2019 Water Quality Report
Notice of Availability
Community Water System Name: CITY OF WILLACOOCHEE
Georgia Water System ID #: GA0030001

The Community Water System identified above does hereby confirm that a 2019 Water Quality Report has been submitted to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division. The City of Willacoochee did not have any violations of water quality parameters during 2019.
Copies of this report will not be sent to individual consumers. It i
s
being published in the newspaper, and a copy is available to you at
City Hall upon request
For a copy of this document or other inquiries please contact:
CITY OF WILLACOOCHEE
33 FLEETWOOD AVENUE
WILLACOOCHEE, GEORGIA 31650
Phone: 912-534-5152
ESPANOL
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre la calidad de su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.


Richard E. Dunn, Director
Watershed Protection Branch
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Suite 1152, East Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
404-463-1511
Georgia Environmental Protection Division Public Drinking Water
Consumer Confidence Report Certification Form

Community Water System (CWS) Name: City of Willacoochee
Georgia Public Water System I.D. Number: GA0030001 Reporting Year: 2019

The CWS identified above does hereby confirm that a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) has been distributed to its customers. The water system further certifies that the information contained in the report is accurate and consistent with the compliance monitoring data previously submitted for the same time period to the Division (EPD). In addition, if this report is being used to meet Tier 3 Public Notification requirements, as denoted by the checked box below, the CWS certifies that public notification has been provided to its consumers in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 141.204(d).
Certified and attested by the following person:
Signature: ______ ____ Date: 6/16/2020
Name: Rachel Spivey for Samuel Newson Title: Environmental Consultant for Mayor
E-mail: rachelspivey@tindallenterprises.net Phone: 912-449-0999/ 912-534-5152
 The CCR includes text which provides mandated Public Notice for a monitoring violation (check box, if yes)
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EPD requests the following material in order to gather information on distribution methods utilized by Community Water Systems. Please mark and/or fill out all items which apply to your CCR program or means of report distribution.
For ALL community water systems, indicate the method(s) used for CCR notification and/or distribution:
Note: For systems serving >10,000 persons, a "good faith effort" must be made to your "other" water system consumers by three or more of the following methods (mark all methods utilized):
 CCR is posted on the Internet at a publicly available site:
http://________________________________________________________________________
 Notification of Electronic CCR with direct URL
 utility bill  email  publication in newspaper  other (e.g., bill insert, newsletter, postcard)
 Electronic Delivery of CCR
 Direct e-mail delivery of CCR (  attached  embedded  direct URL to CCR)
If the CCR was provided by a direct URL, please provide the direct URL Internet address:
http://________________________________________________________________________
 Electronic Delivery with customer option to request paper CCR
 US Postal Service mailing to all consumers within the service area (attach list of zip codes used)
 Advertised availability of CCR to local news media (attach announcement used)
X Published CCR in local newspaper (attach physical copy of paper publication)
X Posted CCR notice of availability in prominent public location(s) (see below)
 Directly delivered individual CCR copies to all residents in the community
 Directly mailed individual CCR copies to each customer receiving a water bill
X Included notice of availability with water bill
 Other direct delivery methods were utilized such as (please list below):
Notice of Availability posted at City Hall and Post Office
Indicate the number of "consumers served" or "population served" by your water system:
 <500 consumers served
X 501 - 9,999 consumers served
 10,000 - 99,999 consumers served
 >100,000 consumers served
Send completed CCR certification form AND a copy of final CCR to the following address:
GA EPD, Drinking Water Compliance Unit
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
Floyd Towers East, Suite 1152
Atlanta, GA 30334






City of Willacoochee
2019 Water Quality Data
WSID: GA0030001

The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that have been detected in your drinking water. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The data presented in this table is from testing done during the year noted. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) require monitoring for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to

DETECTED INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS TABLE

MCL

City of Willacoochee

Range of

Sample

Violation

PARAMETER

UNITS

[SMCL]

MCLG

Water System Results

Detections

Date

No/Yes

Typical Source of Contaminant

Barium

ppm

2

2

0.062

0.062 to 0.062

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Chlorine

ppm

4

4

0.6

0.57 to 0.57

2019

No

Water additive used for control of microbes

Fluoride

ppm

4 [2]

4

0.28

0.28 to 0.28

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits; promotes strong teeth

Iron

ppb

[3]

**

94.0

94.0 to 94.0

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits

DETECTED ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS TABLE

City of Willacoochee

Range of

Sample

Violation

PARAMETER

UNITS

MCL

MCLG

Water System Results

Detections

Date

No/Yes

Typical Source of Contaminant

HAA5

ppb

60

**

4.3

4.3 to 4.3

2019

No

By product of drinking water disinfection

TTHMs

ppb

80

**

12.4

12.4 to 12.4

2019

No

By product of drinking water disinfection

OTHER DETECTED UNREGULATED CONTAMINANTS TABLE

MCL

City of Willacoochee

Range of

Sample

Violation

PARAMETER

UNITS

[SMCL]

MCLG

Water System Results

Detections

Date

No/Yes

Typical Source of Contaminant

Manganese

ppb

[50]

**

71.0

71.0 to 71.0

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Sodium

ppm

**

**

9.6

9.6 to 9.6

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Zinc

ppm

[5.0]

**

0.12

0.12 to 0.12

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits

LEAD AND COPPER MONITORING RESULTS

Action

City of Willacoochee

# of sample sites

Sample

Violation

PARAMETER

UNITS

Level

MCLG

90th Percentile

above Action Level

Date

No/Yes

Typical Source of Contaminant

Lead

ppb

15

0

1.1

0

2019

No

Corrosion of household plumbing

Copper

ppm

1.3

1.3

0.019

0

2019

No

Corrosion of household plumbing

MICROBIOLOGICAL MONITORING RESULTS

PARAMETER

Units

MCL

MCLG

City of Willacoochee Number of Positive Samples

PositiveSample Date (Month)

Sample Year

Violation No/Yes

Typical Source of Contaminant

Total Coliform

Present/ Absent

1*

0

0

NA

2019

No

Naturally present in the environment

E. coli

0

0

0

NA

2019

No

Human and animal fecal waste

RADIONUCLIDES TABLE

City of Willacoochee

Range of

Sample

Violation

PARAMETER

UNITS

MCL

MCLG

Water System Results

Detections

Date

No/Yes

Typical Source of Contaminant

Alpha emitters

pCi/L

15

0

5.43

5.43 to 5.43

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Combined radium 226/228

pCi/L

5

0

2.49

2.49 to 2.49

2017

No

Erosion of natural deposits



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