VILLAGE OF EAST PALESTINE SEWER & WATER DEPARTMENT

330-426-4367 EXT. 10 OR 11

WATER

$12.28 minimum up to 1000 gallons

$3.22 each additional 1000 gallons

SEWER

$22.32 minimum up to 1000 gallons

$7.86 each additional 1000 gallons

10% LATE FEE

The charge for each user who is not connected to the Village water system is $47.93 per month.

Payments can be made in the Municipal Building at 85 North Market Street.

  For your convenience the Village now has two drop boxes in order for sewer and water customers to make after-hours payments. We are currently using the old bank night deposit box on our building for after hours payments  and  the second box can be accessed from a vehicle and is located at the corner of Washington Alley and North Market Street.  This box is next to the U. S. Post Office mailbox in front of Huntington Bank. 

If you wish to pay by mail our mailing address is:   

P. O. Box 231, East Palestine, Ohio  44413.

Office hours are 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

EAST PALESTINE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT 2012

 

Do I need to take special precautions?

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/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

Where does my water come from?

The water supply for the City of East Palestine comes from an alluvial sand and gravel aquifer flowing from the Northwest.  There are three wells ranging from 50 to 75 feet in depth these wells supplied 209.15 million gallons of water to the system in 2009.  Treatment is achieved by the use of four pressure filters designed to remove Iron and Manganese from the raw water to meet E.P.A. standards.   Chlorine gas is used for disinfection and Fluoride is added to promote strong teeth which is also regulated by E.P.A. standards.

 

Source water assessments and its availability

A source water assessment was conducted in July of 2002 by the Ohio E.P.A. and is on file with the water department. A source water protection plan has been endorsed by the Ohio E.P.A.

Ohio EPA recently completed a study of City of East Palestine’s source of drinking water, to identify potential contaminant sources and provide guidance on protecting the drinking water source.  According to this study, the aquifer (water-rich zone) that supplies water to the City of East Palestine has a high susceptibility to contamination.  This determination is based on the following:

                Lack of a protective layer of clay/shale/other overlying the aquifer;

                Shallow depth (less than 39 feet below ground surface) of the aquifer; and

                Presence of significant potential contaminant sources in the protection area.

This susceptibility means that under currently existing conditions, the likelihood of the aquifer becoming contaminated is relatively high.  This likelihood can be minimized by implementing appropriate protective measures.

License to Operate (LTO) Information:

The Ohio EPA has issued a green LTO.  This means the City has a current license to operate without any conditions.

Why are there contaminants in my 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 Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) safe drinking water hotline (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 ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and in some cases, radioactive materials, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.  Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agriculture 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 discharge, 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, and can, also, come from gas stations, urban storm water 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.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Lead Educational 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.  The City of East Palestine 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 at 800-426-4791 or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. 

How can I get involved?

The City would like to encourage all residence to follow good environmental practices, by reading label information regarding the safe use of chemicals and other contaminants that have the potential to harm the environment and contaminate the water supplying the source water for the City and the use of private wells.

Public Participation Information:

 Information can be obtained at City Municipal Building located at 144 N. Market St. from 8 am and 4 pm.  City Council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 pm located at Community Center in the City Park.  The City website is www.eastpalestine-oh.gov.

If any questions about the Consumer Confidence Report please contact John Jurjavcic at 330-426-4367 X11.

 

 

Detected Contaminants

The following contaminants were monitored for, but not detected, in your water for 2010.

 

                                                                            MCLG                    MCL

                                                                              or                            or                          Your                 Sample

Contaminants                                                       MRDLG                  MRDL                Water                Year                Violation                              Typical Source

Nitrogen, Nitrate + Nitrite (as N)    mg/l          10                            10                         ND                       2011              No                  Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks,

Nitrate                                                                   .05                           .05                       ND                       2012              No                               sewage: erosion of natural deposits

Asbestos(mfl)                                                        7                                                        ND                        2011              No                  AC transit pipe

                                            

Inorganic Contaminants                                    

Barium (ppm)                                                        2                              2                           0.077                   2011               No                  Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from

                                                    Metal Refineries; erosion of natural deposits

Fluoride, F, Dissolved                (mg/L)                  4                              4                          1.05                       2011                No                Erosion of natural deposit; Water additive which

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Promotes strong teeth; Discharge from the fertilizer                    

                                                    and aluminum factories

Volatile Organic Contaminants

Choloform                                                       NA                                                            .5                        2011                No                By product of drinking water disinfection

Bromodichloromethane (ug/l)                          NA                                                            1.0                      2011                No                

Trihalomethane Total                                    N/A                                                            2.2                      2011                No

Dibromochloromethane (ug/l)                         NA                                                            0.7                       2011                No                By product of drinking water disinfection

TTHM'S                                                         NA                                    80                    11.3                      2011                No                By products of drinking water disinfection

Bromodichloromethane (ug/l)                         NA                                                            3.7                       2011                No               

Bromoform (ug/l)                                           NA                                                            1.1                       2008                 No

Chloroform (ug/l)                                           NA                                                             2.9                      2008               No

Dibromochloromethane (ug/l)                         NA                                                            3.6                      2008                 No

 

TotalHAA5’s (ug/l)                                     NA                             60                             <6.0                   2011               No                By product of drinking water disinfection

 

Copper (mg/l)                                            1.3                             1.3                           0.24                       2010                 No               Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 natural deposits

Lead (mg/l)                                                 15                            0                               ND                         2010                No                Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 natural deposits.

               

               

Unit Terms

Terms                                                      Definition

ppm                                                    ppm:  parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)

ppb                                                     ppb:  parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/L)

NA                                                       NA:  not applicable

ND                                                       ND:  not detected

NR                                                       NR:  monitoring not required, but recommended

 

Important Drinking Water Definitions

Term                                                        Definition

MCLG                                                  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 margin of safety

MCL                                                     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.

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

AL                                                        AL:  Action Level:  The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other

                                                            requirements which a water system must follow.

Variance and Exemptions              Variance and Exemptions:  State or EPA permission not to meet and MCL or a treatment technique certain conditions

MRDLG                                              MRDLG:  Maximum residual disinfection 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

MRDL                                                 MRDL:  Maximum residual disinfectant level:  The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.  There

                                                            Is convincing evidence that addition of disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants

MNR                                                   MNR:  Monitored not regulated

MPL                                                    MPL:  State assigned Maximum permissible level

 

 

 

 

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