City of Maysville Water System
2021 Water-Quality Report
Water System ID CG0110001
The City of Maysville Water System is pleased to present a summary of the quality of water provided to you during the past year. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that utilities issue an annual “Consumer Confidence” report to customers. This report details where our water comes from, what it contains, and the risks our water testing and treatment are designed to prevent. The City of Maysville Water System is committed to providing you with the safest and most reliable water supply. Informed consumers are our best allies in maintaining safe drinking water. We encourage public interest and participation in our community’s decisions affecting our drinking water. Regularly scheduled council meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Maysville City Hall. Comments are welcomed; please contact us at The City of Maysville – P.O. Box 86 – Maysville, GA 30558 or (706) 652-3310.
The City of Maysville water system is supplied by ground water from one city well, source #102. Water is also purchased from the City of Commerce Water System which utilizes surface water from the Grove Creek watershed. In addition, the City of Maysville also has emergency service connections to Banks County Water System which obtains water from the Mountain Creek Reservoir.
The City of Maysville completed a well head protection plan in 2008. The plan showed there were no potential pollution sources in the control zone for source #102; copies of this plan are available at City Hall.
How to Read This Table
The chart in this report provides representative analytical results of water samples, collected in 2021 from the City of Maysville water system and the City of Commerce water system unless noted otherwise. Please note the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or 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.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or 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.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level of MRDL: 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.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal of MCRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expceted risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Regulatory Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant, which triggers treatment or other requirement, which a water system must follow.
Volatile Organic Contaminant Date Units MCL MCLG Detected (Highest) Range Major Sources Violation?
Total Trihalomethane,TTHM By-product of drinking water disinfection
City of Maysville Quarterly ppb 80 n/a 70.9 9.7-133.3 NO
City of Commerce Quarterly ppb 80 n/a 67.17 38.4-124.0 NO
Haloacetic Acid, HAA5 By-product of drinking water disinfection
City of Maysville Quarterly ppb 60 n/a 65.8 15.3-77.9 YES
City of Commerce Quarterly ppb 60 n/a 46.93 29.6-63.7
Chlorine Residual Water disinfectant
City of Maysville Monthly ppm MRDL =4 MRDLG =4 1.17 0.88-1.57 NO
City of Commerce Monthly ppm MRDL =4 MRDLG =4 0.99 0.30-1.77 NO
Total Organic Carbon Naturally present in the environment
City of Commerce Monthly Ratio N/A TT =2.0 1.26 1.10-1.46 NO Inorganic Contaminant Date Units MCL MCLG Detected Range Major Sources Violation? Nitrate/Nitrite Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, erosion of natural deposits NO City of Maysville 2021 ppm 10 10 2.3 n/a Lead1 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits City of Maysville 2020 ppb AL=15 0 3.4 n/a NO City of Commerce 2019 ppb AL=15 0 1.1 NO Copper2 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits City of Maysville 2020 ppb AL=1300 1300 340 n/a NO City of Commerce 2019 ppb AL=1300 1300 124 n/a NO Fluoride Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories City of Maysville Monthly ppm 4 4 0.76 0.61-0.85 NO City of Commerce Monthly ppm 4 4 0.74 0.41-0.97 NO Microbiological Date Units MCL MCLG Value Range Major Sources Violation? Total Coliform Monthly #/100 mL 1 0 0 n/a Naturally present in the environment. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. NO City of Maysville Turbidity3 0.29 Soil runoff City of Commerce Continuous NTU TT n/a NO Turbidity 95% samples <0.3 Soil runoff City of Commerce Continuous NTU n/a 100% n/a NO Water-Quality Table Footnotes "1 ppb of copper is reported as the 90th percentile of samples taken. 2 ppb of lead is reported as the 90th percentile of samples taken. 3 Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness in water. We monitor turbidity because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of our filtration system." Table Key AL = Action Level, the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. MCL = Maximum Contaminant Level, the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as as close as possible to the MCLGs as feasible using the best avaailalbe treatment technology. 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. MCLG = Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, the level of a contaminant in drinking water which there is not known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. MRDLG = Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level, the level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not relfect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (µg/l) one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. NTU = nephelometric units, measure of the clarity of water TT = treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water Important Information About Your Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements Not Met for CG0110001 Maysville Violation: Testing results from sampling during the third quarter of 2021 shows that our system exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). The standard for HAA5 is 60 ppb as averaged at an individual monitoring location over the year.During the third quarter our HAA5 level at site 501 was 65.05 ppb. HAA5, which are five volatile organic chemicals, form when disinfectants react with natural organic matter in the water. We are working to minimize the formation of HAA5 while ensuring an adequate level of disinfection to protect customers from exposure to bacteria. What should You do? There is nothing you need to do at this time. Required Additional Health Information To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes limits on the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled 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 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 radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, stormwater runoff, and residential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organics, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems. (E) 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 which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than is 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 Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Lead in Drinking Water 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 Maysville Water System 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 or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Compliance If you have any questions please call Barbara Thomas with the Maysville City Hall at (706) 652-2274. Water Quality Data for community water systems throughout the United States is available at www.waterdata.com. Although a copy of this Water Quality Report will not be mailed to each individual customer, there will be copies available at City Hall. This report contains water quality information from the City of Maysville water system (WSID 0110001). 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