CITY OF NEZPERCE
PO Box 367
Nezperce, ID 83543
Drinking Water Report
Maximum Contaminant 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. IDEAL GOAL
Maximum Contaminant 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.HIGHEST LEVEL ALLOWED
Action Level (AL): the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements
which a water system must follow.
na: not applicable <nd: not detectable at testing limit ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter (1 drop in 1 million gallons)
ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter (1 drop in 1 billion gallons) pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radiation)
|Regulated||MCL||Our Water||Sample Date||Exceedance / Volation|
|Gross Alpha (pCi/L)|
|Radium 226/228 (pCi/L)|
Nitrate (ppm)*Nitrate: Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age which causes blue baby syndrome. Nitrate levels may rise quickly for short periods of time because of rainfall or agricultural activity. If you are caring for an infant ask advice from your health care provider.
Sources of drinking water: both tap water and bottled water originate as “surface water” from rivers and lakes or as “ground water” from springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material. Water picks up wastes from both human and animal activities. Surface water is usually filtered and disinfected to remove bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Ground water is usually filtered naturally.
Contaminants that may be present include: Microbial contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa are very small living creatures that may be natural and harmless or harmful if originating from septic systems, agricultural livestock operations or wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants such as heavy metals can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges.
Pesticides and herbicides may come from agriculture and residential uses.
Radioactive contaminants are naturally occurring.
Organic chemical contaminants are usually man-made (synthetic) and vaporize easily (volatile). Petroleum products and degreasers are examples of gas station and dry cleaner waste transported by storm water and sewers.
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 Crypto sporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
EPA ensures that tap water is safe to drink by writing regulations that limits both natural and manmade contaminants. We follow both state and federal regulations. Interstate bottled water is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
2nd Tuesday ……5:30 p.m. ….City Hall….502 5th Avenue
5:30 p.m. ****October thru March
6:30 p.m. ****April thru September
If you have any questions please call:
Rhonda Schmidt, City Clerk 208-937-1021
In emergencies please call:
Craig Cardwell 208-937-2652