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2018 Consumer Confidence Report Data
NEW LISBON WATERWORKS,
PWS ID: 72901323

Water System Information
If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact Nick Wyss at (608) 562-5213.
Opportunity for input on decisions affecting your water quality
4th Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at New Lisbon City Hall 232 W. Pleasant St. New Lisbon WI. 53950
Health Information
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 Environmental Protection
Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).
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 systems 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 Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).
Source(s) of Water
Source ID
Source
Depth (in feet)
Status
3
Groundwater
170
Active
5
Groundwater
76
Active
7
Groundwater
296
Active
To obtain a summary of the source water assessment please contact, Nick Wyss at (608) 562-5213.
Educational Information
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 stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater runoff and septic systems.
• 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 prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA
regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health.
Definitions
Term
Definition
AL
Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
Level 1
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
Assessment
our water system.
Level 2
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
Assessment
occurred or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system, or both, on multiple occasions.
MCL
Maximum Contaminant Level: 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.
MCLG
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: 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.
MFL
million fibers per liter
MRDL
Maximum residual disinfectant level: 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: 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.
mrem/year
millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
NTU
Nephelometric Turbidity Units
pCi/l
picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppm
parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)
ppb
parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l)
ppt
parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter
ppq
parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter
TCR
Total Coliform Rule
TT
Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Detected Contaminants
Your water was tested for many contaminants last year. We are allowed to monitor for some contaminants less frequently than once a year. The following tables list only those
contaminants which were detected in your water. If a contaminant was detected last year, it will appear in the following tables without a sample date. If the contaminant was not
monitored last year, but was detected within the last 5 years, it will appear in the tables below along with the sample date.
Disinfection Byproducts
Contaminants
Sample Date
(units)
Site
MCL
MCLG
Level Found
Range
(if prior to 2018)
Violation
Typical Source of Contaminant
HAA5 (ppb)
D-12
60
60
0
0
No
By-product of drinking water chlorination
TTHM (ppb)
D-12
80
0
0.0
0.0
No
By-product of drinking water chlorination
HAA5 (ppb)
D-15
60
60
1
1
No
By-product of drinking water chlorination
TTHM (ppb)
D-15
80
0
1.8
1.8
No
By-product of drinking water chlorination
Inorganic Contaminants
Contaminants
Sample Date
(units)
Site
MCL
MCLG
Level Found
Range
(if prior to 2018)
Violation
Typical Source of Contaminant
BARIUM (ppm)
2
2
0.026
0.024
8/16/2017
No
Discharge of drilling wastes;
- 0.026
Discharge from metal refineries;
Erosion of natural deposits
FLUORIDE (ppm)
4
4
0.1
0.1-0.1
8/16/2017
No
Erosion of natural deposits;
Water additive which promotes
strong teeth; Discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum factories
NITRATE (N03-N) (ppm)
10
10
0.23
0.04-0.23
No
Runoff from fertilizer use;
Leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
SODIUM (ppm)
n/a
n/a
18.90
10.30-18.90
8/16/2017
No
n/a
Contaminant
90th Percentile
# of
Sample Date
(units)
Action Level
MCLG
Level Found
Results
(if prior to 2018)
Violation
Typical Source of Contaminant
COPPER (ppm)
AL=1.3
1.3
0.0786
0 of 10
No
Corrosion of household plumbing
results were
systems; Erosion of natural
above the
deposits; Leaching from wood
action level.
preservatives
LEAD (ppb)
AL=15
0
0.00
0 of 10
No
Corrosion of household plumbing
results were
systems; Erosion of natural
above the
deposits.
action level.
Radioactive Contaminants
Contaminant
Sample Date
(units)
Site
MCL
MCLG
Level Found
Range
(if prior to 2018)
Violation
Typical Source of Contaminant
GROSS ALPHA,
15
0
1.7
-0.4 - 3.6
No
Erosion of natural deposits
EXCL. R & U (pCi/1)
RADIUM, (226 + 228)
5
0
1.9
0.0 - 3.9
No
Erosion of natural deposits
(pCi/1)
GROSS ALPHA, INCL.
n/a
n/a
1.7
-0.4 - 3.7
No
Erosion of natural deposits
R & U (n/a)
COMBINED URANIUM
30
0
0.0
0.0 - 0.1
No
Erosion of natural deposits
(ug/l)
Unregulated Contaminants
Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist EPA in
determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted. EPA required us to participate in this monitoring.
Contaminants
Level Found
Range
Sample Date (if prior to 2018)
(units)
CHLOROMETHANE
0.20
0.00-0.78
(METHYLCHLORIDE)
(ppb)
Volatile Organic Contaminants
Contaminant
(units)
Site
MCL
MCLG
Level Found
Range
TETRACHLOROETHYLENE
5
0
1.1
0.0 - 1.5
(ppb)

Sample Date
(if prior to 2018)

Violation
No

Typical Source of Contaminant
Leaching from PVC pipes;
Discharge from factories
and dry cleaners
Discharge from factories
and dry cleaners

TRICHLOROETHYLENE
5
0
0.5
0.0 - 0.7
No
(ppb)
Additional Health Information
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. New Lisbon Waterworks 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 or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Pub. JCST: July 18, 2019
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