What You Should Know About How Your Water Is Tested
Every day of the year the water is monitored in different areas of the water system for chlorine residuals. Once a month a sample is taken in six different locations of the system and forwarded to a state licensed lab for analysis. These sites change every month from a list of 20 different sites so that over the year the whole system is checked. Each of these sites is a dead end line to give us the worst case possibility.
Once a year in June we make available our Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) with the readings of any contaminates in your water. This report is available to you by going to our website or by calling us and requesting a paper copy as required by law and Seal Rock Water more than meets the minimum standards set by the government.
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 Seal Rock Water District 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 your 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://epa.gov/safewater/lead.