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2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

PWS ID Number: TX229001
PWS Name:  CITY OF WOODVILLE

The CITY OF WOODVILLE provides Ground Water from the Jasper Aquifer located in Tyler County.

Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2022

Our Drinking Water Meets or Exceeds All Federal (EPA) Drinking Water Requirements

This report is a summary of the quality of the water we provide our customers.  The date presented in the following pages is from the most recent EPA required tests.  We hope this information helps you become more knowledgeable about what is in your drinking water. 

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water.

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 EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

For more information regarding this report contact:

Name: Charles Odom, Public Works Director

Phone: (409) 283-2234
 
Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar.  Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al telefono (409) 283-2234
 

Public Participation Opportunities

Date:  2nd Monday Each Month

Time:  6:00 pm

Location:  City Hall, 400 W. Bluff St.

Phone Number:  (409) 283-2234

 

Special Notice:

You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water.  Infants, some elderly, or immuno-compromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers.   Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

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. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we 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.

Information on Sources of Water:

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 pickup 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 storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

-   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, and septic systems.

-   Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.

-   Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities

Information about Secondary Contaminants

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. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Contaminants may be found in drinking water that may cause taste, color, or odor problems.  These types of problems are not necessarily causes for health concerns.  For more information on taste, odor, or color of drinking water, please contact the system's business office.

Information about Source Water Assessments

CEQ completed an assessment of your source water, and results indicate that some of our sources are susceptible to certain contaminants.  The sampling requirements for your water system is based on this susceptibility and previous sample data.  Any detections of these contaminants will be found in this Consumer Confidence Report.  For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system contact Charles Odom, Public Works Director at (409) 283-2234.

Further details about sources and source water assessments are available in Drinking Water Watch at the following URL: http://dww.tceq.texas.gov/DWW/

Source Water Name

 

Type of Water

Status

Aquifer

5 – SIMS ST

SIMS ST

GW

 Active

 Jasper

6 – GIBB LEWIS                         

GIBB LEWIS

GW

 Active

Jasper

7 – CARLOW RD RD        

CARLOW RD

GW

 Active

Jasper

8 – CR 3020

CR 3020

GW

Active

Jasper

9 – PINE ST

PINE ST

GW

Active

Jasper

 
Water Quality Test Results
Definitions:   The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.
Action Level:   The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
Avg:   Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.
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 and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL:   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.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG:   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.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or 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.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or 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.
MFL   million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)
mrem:   millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
na:   not applicable.
NTU   nephelometric turbidity units (a measure of turbidity)
pCi/L   picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppb:   micrograms per liter or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water.
ppm:    milligrams per liter or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.
ppq   parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)
ppt   parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)
Treatment Technique or TT:   A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
 
 
Lead and Copper

Lead and Copper

Date Sampled

MCLG

Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Copper

2022

1.3

1.3   

1.1

3

ppm     

Y

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

Lead

2022

0

15

5.4

2

ppb

Y

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

 

Regulated Contaminants

Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Arsenic

2022

2.9

2.9-2.9

0

10

ppb

N

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

Barium

2022

.0139

.0139-.0139

2

2

ppm     

N

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

Fluoride

2022

0.23

0.23 - 0.23

4

4.0

ppm     

N

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

 

Radioactive Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Beta/photon emitters

2022

4.7

0-4.7

0

50

pCi/L*

N

Decay of natural and man-made deposits.

*EPA considers 50 pCi/L to be the level of concern for beta particles.

Gross alpha excluding radon and uranium

2022

3.1

0-3.1

0

15

pCi/L

N

Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Disinfectant Residual

Year

Avg. Qtrly Level

Range of Levels

Highest Result

 MRDL  MRDLG  Units  

Violation

(Y/N)

 Source in Drinking Water
 Chlorine  2022  1.40

0.51 - 2.17

2.17

 4.0  4.0  ppm  N  Water additive used to control microbes.

 

Violations

Ground Water Rule

The Ground Water Rule specifies the appropriate use of disinfection while addressing other components of ground water systems to ensure public health protection.

Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End

Violation Explanation

FAILURE ADDRESS DEFICIENCIES

05/28/22

12/13/2022

We failed to properly respond to a significant deficiency in our water system.

 

Lead and Copper Rule

The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivity. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials.

Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End

Violation Explanation

LEAD CONSUMER NOTICE (LCR)

12/30/2021

01/03/2022

We failed to provide the results of lead tap water monitoring to the consumers at the location water was tested. These were supposed to be provided no later than 30 days after learning the results.

OOCT/SOWT INSTALL DEMONSTRATION (LCR)

08/21/2022

12/07/2022

We have been required to provide additional treatment to reduce lead contamination. We failed to provide the required treatment by the required date.

 

Ground Water Rule

The Ground Water Rule specifies the appropriate use of disinfection while addressing other components of ground water systems to ensure public health protection.

Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End

Violation Explanation

FAILURE ADDRESS DEFICIENCIES

05/28/22

12/13/2022

We failed to properly respond to a significant deficiency in our water system.

Lead and Copper Rule

The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivity. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials.

Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End

Violation Explanation

LEAD CONSUMER NOTICE (LCR)

12/30/2021

01/03/2022

We failed to provide the results of lead tap water monitoring to the consumers at the location water was tested. These were supposed to be provided no later than 30 days after learning the results.

LEAD & COPPER MONITORING (LCR)

07/01/2022

12/31/2022

During July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 we did not complete all monitoring or testing for lead and copper and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.

 

OOCT/SOWT INSTALL DEMONSTRATION (LCR)

08/21/2022

12/07/2022

We failed to install and/or operate approved source water treatment and submit certification of treatment.

 

Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)

The Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) seeks to prevent waterborne diseases caused by E. coli. E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Human pathogens in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a greater health risk for infants, young children,

Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End

Violation Explanation

MONITORING, ROUTINE, MINOR (RTCR)

09/01/2022

09/30/2022

We failed to test our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated. Because of this failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated. (Gib Lewis Water Plant)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
The City of Woodville has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F.  Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we are doing (or did) to correct these situations.
 
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 our drinking water meets health standards.  During July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 we did not complete all monitoring or testing for lead and copper and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.
 
The table below lists the contaminant(s) we did not properly test for during the last year, how often we are supposed to sample for lead and copper, how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which the follow-up samples were taken.
 
Contaminant Required sampling frequency Number of samples taken When samples should have been taken When samples were or will be taken
 Lead and copper tap water sampling 40/ 6 months 39 7/1/2022-12/31/2022 4/26/2023
 Lead and Copper entry point sampling        
 Water quality parameters        
 
What is being done?
 
We are working to correct the problem. For more information, please contact Charles Odom at (409) 283-2234 or 400 W. Bluff St., Woodville, TX 75979.
 
The city performed extra sampling above the required number of 40 samples for the compliance period of January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023 to satisfy mandated reporting requirements and offset the number of samples shorted during the previous period.   42 samples were taken, tested and submitted to the state during the 1/1/2023-6/30/2023 compliance period.
 
 
 
 
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