_________Baymeadows Estates________

2006 Water Quality Report
System ID # 0690031
Is my water Safe? Last year as in years past, you tap water met all U.S. Environmental Agency (EPD) and state drinking water health standards. Local water vigilantly safeguards its water supplies and once again we are proud to report that our system has not violated maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standards. Do I need to take special precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking Water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing Chemotherapy, persons who 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 (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? Your water comes from four groundwater well approximately 500 feet deep. This water source is commonly called the Upper Floridian Aquifer and provides ample volumes of water for your family. The wells are located on a site owed by The Baymeadows Estates. This property is protected from activities that could potentially cause contamination of this water source. We perform treatment at the wells to include removal of contaminants and chlorine disinfection. Source water assessment and its availability Our Source Water Assessment has been completed. You can obtain a copy of the Source Water Assessment by call (912) 384-6090 or it will be posted at 240 Alan Street, Douglas Ga, 31535. 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 the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pock 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, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salt and metals, which can be occurring or result from urban storm water 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 storm runoff, 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, EPD prescribes regulation 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 bottles water, which must provide the same protection for public health. How can I get involved? If you see any suspicious activity, Please report it to our office at (912) 384-6090

Water Quality Data Table The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants we detected that are applicable for the calendar year of the report. The presence of contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in the table is from test done in the calendar year of the report. The EPD or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change.

Contaminants Al Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) Decafluorobiphenyl 8.0 to 12.0 SS (ug/L) SS-2-BPA (ug/L) 3.5 to 6.5

Your Water 10.5 4.65

Sample Date September/2006 September/2006

Exceeds AL NO NO

Typical Source By product of drinking water chlorination. By product of drinking water chlorination

Well# 7 Contaminants VOC Bromofluorobenzene (ug/L) 1,2-Dichlorobenzene (ug/L) MCL 3.5 to 6.5 3.5 to 6.5 Your Water 4.9 3.7 Sample Date April/2006 April/2006 Exceeds AL NO NO Typical Source Discharge from industrial chemical factories Discharge from industrial chemical factories

Contaminants

MCLG

AL 1. 3

Your Water .115

Sample Date February /2006

# Samples Exceeding AL 0

Exceeds AL NO

Typical Source
Corrosion of household plumbing system; Erosion of natural deposits. Corrosion of household plumbing system; Erosion of natural deposits.

Inorganic Contaminants Copper – 1. 3 action level at consumer taps (ppm) Lead – Action Level at consumer tap (ppb) 0

15

.125

February /2006

0

NO

Well # 7 Contaminants MCLG Inorganic Contaminants Nitrate 10.0 MCL 10.0 Your Water ND Sample Date March/2006 Range of Detections ND-10.0 Violation No/Yes NO Typical Source
Runoff from fertilizer use

Well # 6 Contaminants MCLG Inorganic Contaminants Nitrate 10.0 MCL 10.0 Your Water ND Sample Date March/2006 Range of Detections ND-10.0 Violation No/Yes NO Typical Source
Runoff from fertilizer use

Your Contaminants MCLG AL Water Radioactive Contaminants Sample # 17170 Alpha 0 15 <3 emitters pCi/1 (pCi/1) Combined radium 0 5 pCi/1 <2

Sample Date February/2005

Range of detections ND-15

Violation No/Yes NO

Typical Source
Decay of natural and manmade deposits Erosion of natural deposits

February/2005

ND-5

NO

Chlorine
Annual Average Range .76 Low .5 High 2.0

Unit Descriptions
Term ug/L NA ND NR Definition ug/L: Number of micrograms of substance in one liter of water NA: Not applicable ND: Not detected NR: Monitoring not required, but recommended.

Import Drinking Water Definitions
Terms MCLG Definition 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 a margin of safety. 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: Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Variances and Exemptions: Sate or EPA permission not to meet an Exemptions MCL or a treatment techique under certain conditions. 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: Maximum residual disinfectant level. 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. MNR: Monitored Not Regulated MPL: State Assigned Maximum Permissible Level

MCL

TT AL

Variances and Exemptions MRDLG

MRDL

MNR MPL

For more information please contact: Alan Paulk 240 Alan Drive Douglas, Ga 31535 Phone: (912) 384-6090