VILLAGE OF WATERLOO

WATER QUALITY SUMMARY REPORT 1999

WATER QUALITY SUMMARY REPORT 1999

Published in 1999 with Statistics for the Years 1998 & 1999.

This statement complies with Chapter 752 sec 1150, Title III NYS Public Health Law Amended in 1996. 

  MCL
(Max Contaminate Level)
Raw (Lake) Water Results Finished (Tap) Water Results
Microbiological Contaminants


Total Coliform & E. coli

 


any positive
(none allowed)



present


absent

Physical Characteristics



Iron
Manganese
Sodium
Sulfate
Alkalinity
Potassium
Hardness


0.3 mg/L
0.3 mg/L
no designated limits
250
no designated limits
no designated limits\
no designated limits


n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
68.8 mg/L
148 mg/L


< 0.3 mg/L
0.006 mg/L
87.2 mg/L
37 mg/L
70.4 mg/L
2.83 mg/L
142 mg/L
Inorganic Chemical

Arsenic
Barium
Cadmium
Chromium
Fluoride
Mercury
Nitrate
Nitrite
Selenium
Silver
Copper
Lead

0.05 mg/L
2.0 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
0.1 mg/L
4.0 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
10 mg/L
1 mg/L
0.05 mg/L
0.05 mg/L
1.3 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
Not Applicable (N/A)

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Not Detected (ND)

ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
0.497 mg/L
ND
ND
ND
ND
90% of samples below 1.30
90% of samples below 0.015


Pesticides/Herbicides/PCB's




Alachlor
Aldicarb
Aldicarb Sulfone
Aldicarb Sulfoxide
Atrazine
Carbofuran
Chlordane
1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane
2,4-D
Endrin
Heptachlor
Heptachlor Epoxide
Lindane
Methoxychlor
Pentachlorophenol
PCB's
Toxaphene
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
1,2-Dibromoethane
Dalapon
Dicamba
Dinoseb
Pichloram
Hexachlorobenzene
Aldrin
Dieldrin
Oxamyl
Methomyl
3-Hydroxycarbofuran
Carbaryl
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Propachlor
Hexachlorobenzene
Simazine
Metribuzin
Metolachlor
Butachlor
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)adipate
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
Benzo(a)pyrene 


0.002 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.004 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.04 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.05 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.0004 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.04 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.0005 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.01 mg/
0.007 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.001 mg/L
0.004 mg/L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A 
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
 ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND

 
Treatment Byproducts




Total Trihalomethanes

Radiological
(last sampled 7/94 as req'd .)
Gross Alpha


Asbestos

(last sampled 8/93 as req'd .)


Asbestos




0.10 mg/L




15 picocuries/L



7.0 million fibers/L
(longer than 10 microns)



N/A





N/A



N/A



0.055 mg/L



15.6 +/- 2.8 picocuries/L



37.5 fibers longer than 10 microns

General Organic Chemicals (POC's)
All of the compounds tested were NOT DETECTED (ND) in 1999.

Dichlorodifluoromethane

Chloromethane

Vinly Chloride

Bromomethane

Chloroethane

Trichlorofluoromethane

1,1-Dichloroethane

Methylene Chloride

trans-1,2-Dichloroethane

1,1-Dichloroethane

cis-1,2-Dichloroethane

2,2-Dichloropropane

Bromochloromethane

1,1,1-Trichloroethane

1,1-Dichloropropene

p-Xylene/m-Xylene

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

 

Benzene

Carbon Tetrachloride

1,2-Dichloroethane

Trichloroethene

1,2-Dichloropropane

Dibromomethane

cis-1,3-Dichloropropene

Toluene

trans-1,3-Dichloropropene

1,3-Dichloropropane

1,1,2-Trichloroethane

Tetrachloroethene

Chlorobenzene

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane

Ethylbenzene

o-Xylene

1,2-Dichlorobenzene

Napthalene

 

Styrene

Bromobenzene

1,2,3-Trichloropropane

2-Chlorotoluene

1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene

1,3-Dichlorobenzene

4-Isopropyltoluene

n-Butylbenzene

Hexachlorobutadiene

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene

Isopropylbenzene

n-Propylbenzene

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

4-Chlorotoluene

tert-Butylbenzene

sec-Butylbenzene

1,4-Dichlorobenzene

Cryptosporidium and Giardia Information

 New York State law requires water suppliers to notify their customers about the risks from cryptosporidium and giardia. Cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis are intestinal illnesses caused by microscoopic parasites. Cryptosporidiosis can be very serious for people with weak immune systems, such as chemotherapy, dialysis or transplant patients, and people with Crohn's disease or HIV infection. People with weak immune systems should discuss with their health care providers the need to take extra precautions such as boiling water, using certified bottled water or a specially approved home filter. Individuals who think they may have cryptosporidiosis or giardiasis should contact their health care provider immediately.

Samples for Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum are taken at the water treatments plant's raw water intake. The results have been negative for all years sampled (1994 - 1999).

For additional information on cryptosporidiosis or giardiasis, please contact the Seneca County Health Department at 539-5331. The Village of Waterloo's water treatment plant telephone number is 585-9811. Also, the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline telephone number is: 800-458-1158 extn. 5500. The EPA internet site is: www.epa.gov/safewater/ccrl.html.

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