Annual Drinking Water Quality Report   DEVILS KITCHEN WATER DISTRICT IL1995160                                                              
                                                                                                                                                 Consumer Confidence Report
                                                                                                    Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water. The source of drinking water used by DEVILS KITCHEN WATER DISTRICT is Purchased Surface Water
For more information regarding this report contact: Tim Yancey Phone 618-549-5141
Devils Kitchen Water District board meetings are the second Thursday of the month
                                                                                                                                                     Source of Drinking Water
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 pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water 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 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 water runoff, and residential uses.
-   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.
-   Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
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 EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-2791
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 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 and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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. We 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.
                                                                                                                                                     Source Water Assessment
We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality.  If you would like to learn more, please feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.  The source water assessment for our supply has been completed by the Illinois EPA.  If you would like a copy of this information, please stop by the office or call our water operator at 618-549-5141.  To view a summary version of the completed Source Water Assessments, including: Importance of Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination Determination; and documentation/recommendation of Source Water Protection Efforts, you may access the Illinois EPA website at http://www.epa.state.il.us/cgi-bin/wp/swap-fact-sheets.pl.
Source of Water: CARBONDALE and LAKE OF EGYPY WATER DISTRICT, Illinois EPA considers all surface water sources of public water supply to susceptible to potential pollution problems. Hence the reason for mandatory treatment of all public water supplies in Illinois. Mandatory treatment includes coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. Primary sources in Illinois lakes can include agricultural runoff, land disposal (septic systems) and shoreline erosion.
                                                                                                                                                    Source Water Information

Source Water Name                                                                                                                     Type                                       Report                                       Location
                                                                                                                                                          of Water                               Status                  

CC01 - DEVIL'S KITCHEN MASTER METERFF IL1995200 TP03 – LAKE of Egypt                       SW                                   _______                                   9575 Day Road, Marion

CC02 - DEVIL'S KITCHEN MASTER METERFF0770150 TP05 – Carbondale WATER                 SW                                  _______                                    2140 Dogwood

                                                                                      The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.

Avg: Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.
Level 1 Assessment: A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.
Level 2 Assessment: A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.
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 or 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 or MRDLG: 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.
na: not applicable.
mrem: millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
ppb: micrograms per liter or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water.
ppm: milligrams per liter or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water.
Treatment Technique or TT:A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

2017 Regulated Contaminants Detested

Devils Kitchen Water

 

Disinfectants and Disinfection By- Products

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

     Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Chloramines

12/31/2017

1.8

1.2 – 2.3

MRDLG = 4

 = 4

ppm

N

Water additive used to control microbes

 

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

2017

34

26.3 – 55.9

No goal for the total

60

ppb

N

 By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Total Trihalomethanes(TTHM)

2017

44

22.2 – 78.1

 No goal for the total

80

ppb

N

 By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Violations Table

 

Lead and Copper Rule

 

The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivity. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials.

 

Violation Type

Violation Begin

Violation End

Violation Explained

 

 INITIAL TAP SAMPLING (LCR)

7/1/2017

2017

We failed to test our drinking water for the contaminant and period indicated. Because of this failure, we cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during the period indicated.

 

Lead and Copper

Date Sampled

MCLG

Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL

Units

Violation

 

Copper

2017

0

15

0

1

ppb

N

Corrosion of household plumbing systems: Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Carbondale

 

Lead and Copper

Date Sampled

MCLG

Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL

Units

Violation

 

Copper

 2017

1.3

1.3

0.0365

0

ppm

N

 Erosion of natural deposits: Leeching from wood preservatives;

 

Lead

 2017

0

15

1.22

0

ppm

N

Corrosion of household plumbing systems: 

 

Disinfectants and Disinfection By- Products

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

     Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Chloramines

 12/31/2017

3

2.7 – 3.0

MRDLG = 4

MRDL = 4

 ppm

N

 Water additive used to control microbes

 

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

 2017

41

22.6 – 43.8

No goal for the total

60

ppb

N

  By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)

 2017

30

18.8 – 35.1

No goal for the total

80

ppb

N

  By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

     Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Chloride

 10/10/2017

 7.0

7.0 – 7.0

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Magnesium

 10/10/2017

2.9

2.9 - 2.9

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Barium

 10/10/2017

0.015

0.015 - 0.015

2.0

2.0

ppm

N

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Fluoride

 10/10/2017

0.56

0.561 - 0.561

4.0

4.0

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer aluminum factories.

 

Maganese

 10/10/2017

1.1

1.1 - 1.1

150.0

150.0

ppb

N

This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Nitrate (measured as Nitrogen)

4/4/2017

0.36

0.36 -0.36

10.0

10.0

ppm

N

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Sodium

 10/10/2017

18.0

18.0 - 18.0

ppm

N

Erosion of naturally occurring deposits; Used in water softener regeneration.

 

Sulfate

 10/10/2017

22.0

22.0 - 22.0

ppm

N

Erosion of naturally occurring deposits; Used in water treatment.

 

Turbidity

 

Limit (Treatment)

Level Detected

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Highest Single measurement

1.0 NTU

0.21 NTU

N

Soil Runoff

 

Lowest monthly % meeting limit

0.3 NTU

100.00%

N

Soil Runoff

 

Information Statement: Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We Monitor it because it is a good Indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our filtrations system and disinfectants.                                                                                                                                                                Total Organic Carbon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violation section                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 
 
 

Lake of Egypt

 

Lead and Copper

Date Sampled

MCLG

Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL

Units

Violation

 

Copper

2017

1.3

1.3

0.024

0

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits; Leeching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.

 

Regulated Contaminants

 

Disinfectants and Disinfection By- Products

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

     Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Chloramines

12/31/2017

2.9

2 - 3.2

MRDLG = 4

MRDL = 4

ppm

N

Water additive used to control microbes

 

Chlorite

2017

0.88

0.63 - 0.88

0.8

1

ppm

N

 By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

2017

45

10 - 50.2

No goal for the total

60

ppb

N

 By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Total Trihalomethanes(TTHM)

2017

42

4.57 - 50.8

No goal for the total

80

ppb

N

 By-product of drinking water disinfection

 

Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

     Range of Levels Detected

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Barium

2017

0.02

0.02 - 0.02

2

2

ppm

N

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Fluoride

2017

0.5

0.548 - 0.548

4

4.0

ppm

N

Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer aluminum factories.

 

Maganese

2017

1

1.1 - 1.1

150

150

ppb

N

This contaminant is not currently regulated by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Nitrate (measured as Nitrogen)

2017

0.06

0.06 - 0.06

10

10

ppm

N

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.

 

Sodium

2017

23

23 - 23

ppm

N

Erosion of naturally occurring deposits; Used in water softener regeneration.

 

Turbidity

 

Limit (Treatment)

Level Redetected

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Highest Single measurement

1 NTU

0.156 NTU

N

Soil Runoff

 

Lowest monthly % meeting limit

0.3 NTU

100%

N

Soil Runoff

 

Information Statement: Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We Monitor it because it is a good Indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our filtrations system and disinfectants.                                                                                                                                                                Total Organic Carbon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violation section