VILLAGE OF PECK WATER QUALITY REPORT

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The table below lists all the drinking water contaminates that we tested for during the 2021 calendar year. The presence of these contaminates in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this field is from testing done January 1 – December 31, 2021. The State requires us to monitor for certain contaminates less than once a year because concentrations of these contaminates are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than one year old.
Water test results must be kept on file at the Village Hall for ten years. These are public documents, and may be reviewed by anyone during normal working hours. Individual test copies are available for 25 cents per page.

Substance Date Unit MCL MCLG Detected Range Violation Major Sources
Detected Max
Fluoride 09-22-21 mg/L 4.0mg/L 4 0.57 0.49-0.57 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Sodium 09-22-21 mg/L 65 37-65 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Gross Alpha 12-26-18 pCi/L 15 <0.6 <0.6 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Tritium 09-30-20 TU 0 <.78 <.0.78-0.58 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Chloride 09-22-21 mg/L 0 95 38-95 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Arsenic 08-26-20 mg/L 10 10 .004 0.004 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Barium 06-07-19 mg/L 2 2 .26 0.03-.26 NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Chromium 06-07-19 mg/L 0.1 0.1 ND ND NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Selenium 06-07-19 mg/L .05 .05 ND ND NO Erosion of Natural Deposits
Total
Trihalomethanes 08-30-21 mg/L .080 0.0203 0.0203 NO Chlorination of Drinking Water
Chlorine Residuals (free) ppm 4 4 .5 .4 – .5 NO Chlorination of Drinking Water
Radium (combined) 09-16-21 pCi/L 1.4 1.4-0.7 NO Erosion of Deposits
Haloacetic Acids 08-30-21 mg/L 0.060 0.004 0.004 0.001 Erosion of Deposits
Copper 06-05-19 mg/L AL=1.3 AL=1.3 0.10 0-0.1 NO Corrosion of Household Plumbing
Erosion of Natural Deposits
Lead 06-05-19 ug/L-ppb AL=15 0 2 0-14 NO Lead servie lines, Corrosion of
Household Plumbing including
Fittings and fixtures; Erosion of
Natural Deposits

  • Compliance Violation – The Village received a compliance violation for not sampling at specific points by specific dates. The correction for this was sampling points were installed with the states approval and samples taken by extended dates given by the state. This violation occurred 0-01-21 and we were given until 12-30-21 to come back into compliance and was completed by 12-06-21. This process brought the village back into compliance. See attached Public Notice of Violation
    ** Beginning in January 2006, supplies must comply with the new arsenic MCL of 0.010 milligrams per liter, or 10 parts per billion (ppb).
    *: 90th Percentile
    None of the 10 samples exceeded the Action Level

While your drinking water meets the EPA’s standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. The EPA’s standard balances the current understanding of arsenics possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic, which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.
Terms and Definitions:
mg/L – ppm: parts per million – parts of contaminants per million parts of water. One part per million corresponds to about one minute in two years.
ug/L – ppb: parts per billion – parts of contaminant per billion parts of water. One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years.
pCi/L: picocuries per liter; one trillionth of a curie per liter of water. One part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The “maximum allowed”. MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The “goal” MCLG is the level of a contaminant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Detected Max: Of all tests conducted, gives the maximum, or highest, level discovered.
Range: Of all tests conducted, gives the lowest, and highest, amounts detected.
Inorganic Chemicals: Chemical substances of mineral origin, such as lead and copper.
Radionuclides: Contaminants giving off ionizing radiation, or radioactivity, such as alpha ( ) and beta (B) particles, and measured in pCi/L.
Microbiological Contaminants: Very small organisms, such as the Coliform bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Organic Compounds: Naturally occurring or synthetic substances containing mainly carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. These include pesticides and industrial chemicals.
Action Level “AL”: Concentration of a contaminate, which if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
TU: Tritium Unit – equivalent to 7.151 dpm/kg H20.
MRDL: Maximum residual disinfectant level, or MRDL, means 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.
MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG means the level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Variance and Exemptions
Treatment Technique – A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Last year, we conducted over 100 tests for over 50 drinking water contaminants. None of these tests were higher than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) allows. This annual report is a snapshot of the quality of water that we provided last year. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how we have surpassed EPA/MDEQ water quality standards. We are committed to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies. Copies of this report are filed with the Sanilac County Health Department and MDEQ and are available to the public at the Village Hall. For more information about your water, please call the Administrative Clerk at (810) 378-5131 or Jeff Warren with the Department of Public Works, at (810) 378-5090.

In 2003, MDEQ completed a Source Water Assessment study. The scores for each of these wells were as follows:

Well # 4 – moderate
Well # 5 – moderately high
Well #6 – moderately high

This report and any more information on this is available at the above offices.

We encourage public interest and participation in our community’s decisions affecting drinking water. Regular Village Council Meetings occur the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. The public is welcome, and encouraged to attend and participate.
Overview:

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 EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

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 can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water before treatment include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agricultural and residential uses.
Radioactive contaminants, which are naturally occurring.
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 runoff, and septic systems. Also, individuals not properly disposing of household or automotive chemicals such as paint, used motor oil or hydraulic fluid.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunized-compromised people, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, individuals 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. The EPA and the US 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 EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

Lead: 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 Village of Peck 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 (1-800-426-4791) or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

The Village of Peck

Water Source: The Village of Peck is supplied by groundwater drawn from three wells. Well Number 6 was drilled in 1965, overhauled in 2000-2001, and is located in the northwest section of the Village near the water tower. Well Number 4 was drilled in 1985, overhauled in 1993, and is located by the Peck Community Schools. This well is out of service. The Village is currently drilling a new well at 125 W. Lorraine Street. Well Number 5 was overhauled in 1995 and is located at the Village Park. The Village owns the land around these wells and restricts any activity that could contaminate them. After the water comes out of the wells, we add chlorine to protect you against microbial contaminants. Water is provided from the wells to homes and businesses via approximately 5.6 miles of water mains.

Water can be supplied by each of these wells since they operate independently. Additionally, an auxiliary motor can provide water in case of an electrical power failure.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA/MDEQ prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems, such as ours. We treat our water according to these regulations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health.

Copies of this report will be mailed to customers. Copies can be obtained
at the Village of Peck Hall located at:

30 East Lapeer St.
Monday – Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for Village of Peck

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, we did not complete all monitoring for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.
What should I do? There is nothing you need to do at this time. This is not an emergency. You do not need to boil water or use an alternative source of water at this time/
The table below lists the contaminant(s) we did not properly test for, how often we are supposed to sample for these contaminants and how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples will be taken.


What happened? What is being done? We monitor our distribution system every 12 months for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. We did not take a sample for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at each well on September 15 2021, but we mistakenly took these samples at the incorrect compliance point. Samples should have been taken at the entry point after chlorination. All well samples were not-detect (or 0 ng/L) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl. We have taken steps to be sure to monitor for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, as required. We did take the samples at the correct compliance point on December 6, 2021, all results were non detect (or zero) and then returned to compliance.

For more information, please contact Mr. Jeff Warren at 810-378-5090 or 30 East Lapeer Street, Peck, MI 48466.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by the Village of Peck.

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