Drinking Water Public Notice

Drinking Water Public Notice


Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Water sample results taken on the following date showed that the four quarter Total Trihalomethane (TTHM) Running Annual Average (RAA) level value was above the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 80 parts per billion (ppb). The sample dates and results are shown below

                                                Year             Quarter    Sample Date    Quarterly Result RAA

                                                  2023                 1Q                2/27                      48 69

                                                 2023                 2Q                5/2                        83 70

                                                 2023                3Q                 8/2                       130 80

                                                2023                4Q                11/7                        66 82


What should I do?

• You do not need to use an alternative water supply (e.g., bottled water).

• This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience liver, kidney, or central nervous system problems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

• If you have other health issues concerning the consumption of this water, you may wish to consult your doctor. What happened? What is being done?

• “Under the direction of the Department of Drinking Water we are currently in the design process of an aeration system that will dramatically reduce the amount of TTHM’s in our finished water as well as optimize our treatment process.” We anticipate resolving the problem as soon as is feasibly possible to meet all required Public Health regulations.

For more information, please contact Ramiro Barajas at 760-344-9274 or City of Westmorland, PO Box 699, Westmorland, CA 92281 Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Upon receipt of notification from a person operating a public water system, the following notification must be given within 10 days [Health and Safety Code Section 116450(g)]:

SCHOOLS: Must notify school employees, students, and parents (if the students are minors).

RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS OR MANAGERS (including nursing homes and care facilities): Must notify tenants.

BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS, OR OPERATORS: Must notify employees of businesses located on the property.

This notice is being sent to you by The City of Westmorland Water Treatment Plant State Water System

ID#: _1310008_____. Date distributed: Feb 9, 2024


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