Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C.

Water Quality Report for 2018

The Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C., purchases 100% of its water supply, from the

City of Maynardville’s Water Department. The Maynardville Consumer Confidence Report for 2018, can be accessed via the internet at – http://www.maynardvilletn.com/ccr.pdf

The Water Quality Report for Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C. can be also be accessed via the internet at – https://www.hickorystar.com//oldhickory.com/ccr.pdf

The following definitions apply to the Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C water quality report for 2018.

  • MCLG-Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in the drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
  • MCL-Maximum Contaminant Level or 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. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.
  • MRDL-Maximum Residual Disinfection Level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfection allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of disinfection is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants.
  • 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.
  • AL-Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
  • Below Detection Level (BDL) – Laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present at a level that can be detected.
  • Non-Detects (ND) – Laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present.
  • Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – defined as one part per million.
  • Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter – defined as one part per billion.
  • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) – nephelometric turbidity unit, is a measure of water clarity. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU, is just noticeable to the average person.
  • RTCR – Revised Total Coliform Rule. This rule went into effect on April 1st, 2016 and replaces the MCL for total coliform with a Treatment Technique Trigger for a system assessment.
  • TT – Treatment Technique or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

During the most recent round of Lead & Copper testing, 2 out of 5 household test sites sampled exceeded the action level for lead or copper.

  • During the most recent round of Lead & Copper testing, 2 out of 5 households sampled contained concentrations exceeding the action level for lead. Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.

Addendums

  1. Why are there contaminants in my 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 the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s – Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

  1. How can I get involved?

Any questions regarding the water quality of the Old Hickory Water Company, LLC, should be directed to Mr. Justin Noah at (865) 992-4541.

  1. Other information.

The sources of drinking water, (both tap 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 it can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water:

  1. Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
  2. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or results from urban storm water runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
  3. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm runoff and residential uses.
  4. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water run-off and septic systems.
  5. 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 and the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.

The Maynardville Water System’s water treatment processes are designed to reduce any such substances to levels well below any health concern. The FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

  1. Do I need to take special Precautions?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general public. Immuno-compromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who may have under-gone 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 not only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal hygiene and precautions in handling infants and pets from their health care providers. The EPA & the CDC provide guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791.

  1. 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 the service lines and home plumbing. The Maynardville 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 the 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 your drinking water, testing methods and steps you can take to minimize exposure are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family%23water%23water.

Water Quality Report for 2017

The Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C., purchases 100% of its water supply, from the

City of Maynardville’s Water Department. The Maynardville Consumer Confidence Report for 2017, can be accessed via the internet at – http://www.maynardvilletn.com/ccr.pdf

The Water Quality Report for Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C. can be also be accessed via the internet at – https://www.hickorystar.com/oldhickor/ccr.pdf

The following definitions apply to the Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C water quality report for 2017.

  • MCLG-Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in the drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
  • MCL-Maximum Contaminant Level or 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. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.
  • MRDL-Maximum Residual Disinfection Level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfection allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of disinfection is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants.
  • 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.
  • AL-Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
  • Below Detection Level (BDL) – Laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present at a level that can be detected.
  • Non-Detects (ND) – Laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present.
  • Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – defined as one part per million.
  • Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter – defined as one part per billion.
  • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) – nephelometric turbidity unit, is a measure of water clarity. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU, is just noticeable to the average person.
  • RTCR – Revised Total Coliform Rule. This rule went into effect on April 1st, 2016 and replaces the MCL for total coliform with a Treatment Technique Trigger for a system assessment.
  • TT – Treatment Technique or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

The chemical monitoring results listed below, are indigenous for the Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C.


Water Quality Report for 2016

The Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C. purchases 100% of its water supply from, The City of Maynardville’s Water Department. The Maynardville Consumer Confidence- Report for 2016 can be accessed via the internet at http://www.maynardvilletn.com/ccr.pdf

The water data listed below represents tests results relating specifically to the Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C.

The Old Hickory Water Quality Report for 2016 can be accessed via the internet at https://www.hickorystar.com/oldhickory-ccr-pdf/

The following definitions apply to the water quality report for 2016.

  • MCLG-Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or 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 or 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. To understand the possible health effects describe for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.
  • MRDL – Maximum Residual Disinfection Level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfection allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of disinfection is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants.
  • MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfectant 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.
  • AL – Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
  • Below Detection Level (BDL) – laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present at a level that can be detected.
  • Non-Detects (ND) – laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present.
  • Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – defined as one part per one million.
  • Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter – defined as one part per billion.
  • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) – nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of water clarity. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.
  • TT – Treatment Technique or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

The chemical monitoring results listed below are indigenous for the Old Hickory Water Company, L.L.C.

During the most recent round of Lead & Copper testing, 0 out of 5 households sampled contained concentrations exceeding the action level for lead and 1 out 5 households sampled contained concentrations exceeding the action level for copper. Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson’s disease should consult their personal doctor.