2021 Consumer Confidence Report Data
CAMERON WATERWORKS, PWS ID: 60301274

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Water System Information

If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact Jaden Ebert at (715) 458-2158.

Opportunity for input on decisions affecting your water quality

Meeting held on 2nd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Location of meeting is 300 North First Street Village of Cameron, 54822

Health Information

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 Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

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 systems 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 Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Source(s) of Water

Source ID

Source

Depth (in feet)

Status

2

Groundwater

383

Active

3

Groundwater

310

Active

To obtain a summary of the source water assessment please contact, Jaden Ebert at (715) 458-2158.

Educational Information

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:

  • 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 stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater runoff and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which 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 that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health.

Definitions

Term

Definition

AL

Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

HAL

Health Advisory Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, poses a health risk and may require a system to post a public notice.

Level 1 Assessment

A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine, if possible, why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

Level 2 Assessment

A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine, if possible, why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system, or both, on multiple occasions.

MCL

Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

MCLG

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

MFL

million fibers per liter

MRDL

Maximum residual disinfectant level: 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.

MRDLG

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal: 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.

mrem/year

millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)

NTU

Nephelometric Turbidity Units

pCi/l

picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

ppm

parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)

ppb

parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l)

ppt

parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter

ppq

parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter

SMCL

Secondary drinking water standards or Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels for contaminants that affect taste, odor, or appearance of the drinking water. The SMCLs do not represent health standards.

TCR

Total Coliform Rule

TT

Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Detected Contaminants

Your water was tested for many contaminants last year. We are allowed to monitor for some contaminants less frequently than once a year. The following tables list only those contaminants which were detected in your water. If a contaminant was detected last year, it will appear in the following tables without a sample date. If the contaminant was not monitored last year, but was detected within the last 5 years, it will appear in the tables below along with the sample date.

Inorganic Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2021)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

ARSENIC (ppb)

 

10

n/a

0

0 - 0

5/19/2020

No

Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes

BARIUM (ppm)

 

2

2

0.004

0.001 - 0.004

5/19/2020

No

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits

CHROMIUM (ppb)

 

100

100

1

1 - 1

5/19/2020

No

Discharge from steel and pulp mills; Erosion of natural deposits

FLUORIDE (ppm)

 

4

4

0.1

0.1

6/8/2020

No

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

NICKEL (ppb)

 

100

 

1.1000

0.0000 - 1.1000

5/19/2020

No

Nickel occurs naturally in soils, ground water and surface waters and is often used in electroplating, stainless steel and alloy products.

NITRATE (N03-N) (ppm)

 

10

10

4.83

2.40 - 5.20

 

No

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

SODIUM (ppm)

 

n/a

n/a

16.00

4.00 - 16.00

5/19/2020

No

n/a

 

Contaminant (units)

Action Level

MCLG

90th Percentile Level Found

# of Results

Sample Date (if prior to 2021)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

COPPER (ppm)

AL=1.3

1.3

0.3600

0 of 10 results were above the action level.

8/12/2020

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives

LEAD (ppb)

AL=15

0

0.84

0 of 10 results were above the action level.

8/12/2020

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Radioactive Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2021)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. R & U (pCi/l)

 

15

0

0.2

0.1 - 0.2

5/19/2020

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Contaminants with a Health Advisory Level or a Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level

The following tables list contaminants which were detected in your water and that have either a Health Advisory Level (HAL) or a Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL), or both. There are no violations for detections of contaminants that exceed Health Advisory Levels, Groundwater Standards or Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels. Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels are levels that do not present health concerns but may pose aesthetic problems such as objectionable taste, odor, or color. Health Advisory Levels are levels at which concentrations of the contaminant present a health risk.

 

Contaminant (units)

Site

SMCL (ppm)

HAL (ppm)

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2021)

Typical Source of Contaminant

CHLORIDE (ppm)

 

250

 

21.00

5.60 - 21.00

2/8/2017

Runoff/leaching from natural deposits, road salt, water softeners

IRON (ppm)

 

0.3

 

0.01

0.00 - 0.01

2/8/2017

Runoff/leaching from natural deposits, industrial wastes

MANGANESE (ppm)

 

0.05

0.3

0.00

0.00 - 0.00

2/8/2017

Leaching from natural deposits

ZINC (ppm)

 

5

 

0.01

0.00 - 0.01

2/8/2017

Runoff/leaching from natural deposits, industrial wastes

Additional Health Information

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. Cameron Waterworks 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 www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

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