Consumer Confidence – Water Quality Report

City of Georgetown Water System Water Quality Report – 2011

This report is a summary of last year’s water quality for
the Georgetown Water System.  Included
are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it
compares to EPA and state standards.  We
are committed to providing you with information because informed citizens are
our best allies.


Last year, as in year’s past, your tap water met all EPA and
state drinking water health standards.
The City of Georgetown carefully safeguards its water supplies and once
again we are proud to report that our system has never violated a maximum
contaminant level or any other water quality standard.


Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and
dependable supply of drinking water. This report is designed to inform you
about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. We want
you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water
treatment process and protect our water resources. If you have any health
concerns relating to the information in this report, we encourage you to
contact your health care provider.


For more information about this report, or if you have
questions relating to your drinking water, please call the City Hall at
847-2120, or you may contact any of the city council members at:


Mayor Bob Van Cleave          847-1288

Joe DeClark                            847-1665

Ada DeClark                           847-1260

Matt Argyle                            479-6143

Gary Thompson                      847-1508

Doug Thompson                     847-2518

2011 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

I.          Water System Information


Water System Name:             City of Georgetown
PWS ID #:   ID6040013


Water System Operator:   Douglas Thompson


382 Main St
Tel #:  208-847-2120


City, State, Zip Code:   Georgetown, ID 83239


Population Served:
Number of Connections:  215


Date of CCR Distribution:      June 29, 2012                                         For
Calendar Year: 2011


Regularly Scheduled Meeting(s):  First Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm


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II.        Water


Groundwater Sources (springs, wells, infiltration


1) Source #:         1                        a) Sample Site
Location (source name):   Spring

b) Location Description:
Right Hand Canyon

2) Source #:
2                        a) Sample Site
Location (source name):    Well #1

b) Location Description:
Right Hand Canyon

3) Source #:                                    a) Sample
Site Location (source name):

b) Location Description:

Water Sources (lakes, rivers, creeks):


1) Source #:                                    a) Sample Site Location
(source name):

b) Location Description:

Source Water Assessment or Protection Plan




III.       Special
Compliance Violations


a) Treatment Techniques (TT):  none


b) Monitoring/Reporting:  none


c) Public Notification/Record Keeping:  none


d) Special Monitoring Requirements:  none


e) Administrative or Judicial Orders:  none


f) Consent Orders:


g) Notice of Violations (NOVs):  none



IV.       Definitions


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


Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE):
is an important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule
(DBPR).  The IDSE is a one-time study
conducted by some water systems, providing disinfection or chlorination, to
identify distribution system locations with concentrations of trihalomethanes
(THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs).
Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with
their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select monitoring locations
for Stage 2 DBPR.  Not all water
systems were required to perform an IDSE.



Contamination Level (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.


Contamination Level Goal (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.


Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL):
The highest level of disinfectant allowed in
drinking water.  There is convincing
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of
microbial contaminants.



Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG):
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



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




V.        Health Information


Some people
may be more vulnerable
to contaminants in drinking
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/Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (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 1-800-426-4791 or                              


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 at 1-800-426-4791 or



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



Contaminants that may be
source water before we treat it 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
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.

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



Lead Informational Statement (Health effects and ways
to reduce exposure)


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 utility named above is
responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the
variety of materials used in plumbing components.

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 drinking 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 form the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

Level of Detected Chemical and Radiological Contaminants and Associated
Health Effects Language


otherwise noted, the data presented in this water quality table is from testing
done between January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.
























Typical Source of Contamination


Health Effects Language


Chemical and
Radiological Contaminants



Nitrate (ppm)














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


Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate
in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome.



















VII.  Reporting
Bacteria, Turbidity, Lead/Copper, Beta Particles





Highest # Positive In a Month



Possible Source of Contamination

Total Coliform

> 1




Naturally present in the

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