What’s In My Water?

We are pleased to report that during the past year, the water delivered to your home complied with, or exceeded, all state and federal drinking water requirements.  For your information, we have compiled a list in the table below showing what substances were detected in our drinking water during 2014. Although all the substances listed below are under the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the U.S. EPA, we feel it is important that you know exactly what was detected and how much of the substance was present in the water.  For a list of the undetected compounds, call the office of Veolia at (812) 897-2118.  The state requires us to monitor for certain substances less than once per year because the concentrations of these substances do not change frequently.  In these cases, the most recent sample data are included, along with the year in which the sample was taken.

Contaminant (units)

Level Found

Range

Date of Sample

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Microbiological Contaminants 
(Indicators of distribution system integrity)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Coliform Bacteria  

1

N/A

August 2015

No

Naturally present in the environment

MCL : 0 MCLG: 0  ( Less than 40 samples monthly)

# positive samples

 

 

 

 

Radioactive Contaminants

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Beta (pCi/L)

3.2

N/A

2/9/2010

No

Decay of natural and manmade deposits

MCL:  50

 

 

 

 

 

Inorganic Contaminants  

(Minerals, salts, and metals with natural and man-made origins)

Barium  (ppm)

0.188

N/A

April 2015

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

MCL:  2 MCLG:  2

 

 

 

 

 

Copper  (ppm)

0.376

BDL-0.65

July 2014

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

AL: 1.3 (Of the 30 samples collected 0 exceeded the action level)

(90th percentile)

 

 

 

 

Lead  (ppb)

1.5

BDL-21.1

July 2014

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

AL: 15 (Of the 30 samples collected 1 exceeded the action level)

(90th percentile)

 

 

 

 

Fluoride  (ppm)

0.12

N/A

April 2015

No

Water additive which promotes strong teeth

MCL: 4 MCLG: 4

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrate (ppm)

0.09

N/A

January 2015

 

No

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

MCL 10: MCLG: 10

 

 

 

 

 

Sodium (ppm)

15.72

N/A

April 2015

No

 

Volatile Organic Contaminants

(Compounds containing carbon, usually of man-made origin)

Chlorine (ppm)

1.53

0.9-2.0

2nd Quarter 2015

No

Water additive used to control microbes

MRDL: 4 MRDLG: 4

(highest average)

 

 

 

 

Haloacetic acids or HAA  (ppb)

14.5

10.9-18.9

1st Quarter 2015

No

Byproduct of drinking water disinfection

MCL: 60 MCLG: N/A

(highest average)

 

 

 

 

Total Trihalomethanes or TTHM  (ppb)

13.3

8.9-18.6

4th Quarter

2015

No

By-product of drinking water chlorination

MCL: 80 MCLG: N/A

(highest average)