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Water Monitoring Notification: 12/27/2017


TO ALL CAMROSA CUSTOMERS,


You recently received a water monitoring notice from Camrosa. YOUR WATER WAS AND IS SAFE TO DRINK. It’s come to our attention that there is some concern among residents about this, and we would like to clear things up.


We monitor our distribution system at a variety of sites every week for bacterial contamination by collecting samples and analyzing them in our state-accredited lab. We call this a “coliform test.” Samples can be subject to the surrounding environment.


On February 1, 2017, two sample sites tested positive for Total Coliform Bacteria. Whenever we register a positive test, the Department of Drinking Water requires that we retest within 24 hours.


On February 2, 2017, we resampled the sites, as required, but did not collect the additional required upstream and downstream samples. Failing to resample upstream and downstream of the site triggered the monitoring violation. Since it was minor and not a health issue, state law gave us a year to post it.


The proper resamples were collected on February 8, 2017, and were found to be negative.


The takeaway here is that your water was and is safe to drink. The notice you received was a mandatory notice with a lot of pre-determined language written and required by the Department of Drinking Water. We at Camrosa apologize for any confusion and concern this notice may have caused.


Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 805.482.8563.



Most Sincerely,


Michael J. Phelps


Water Quality Manager
Camrosa Water District


 

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