ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACION MUY IMPORTANTE SOBRE SU AGUA DE BEBER. TRADUZCALO O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA BIEN.
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for the Tower City Borough Authority
Our water system violated drinking water standards for Nitrate and Nitrite monitoring last year. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct these situations.
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 2017 we did not complete monitoring or testing for Nitrates and Nitrites and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time.
The table below lists the contaminant(s) we did not properly test for during the last year, how often we are supposed to sample for these contaminants and how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were (or will be) taken.
Nitrate and Nitrite
Required sampling frequency
One sample for each contaminant, annually from 4 different well sources.
Number of samples taken
When all samples should have been taken
Fourth quarter/ October through December 2017
When samples were or will be taken
February 22, 2018
What happened? What was done?
Due to error, we missed taking the 8 required samples during December of 2017. One sample for each contaminant was required from four different sources. Immediately upon notice of this failure on 02/22/2018, we collected the required samples.
All results for Nitrites were below the detection level (non-detects). Nitrate results were a non-detect, and 0.36, 0.55 and 0.62 mg/l. The current maximum contaminant level for Nitrates is 10.0 mg/l.
For more information, please contact us at
717 647 4483
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 notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by the Tower City Borough Authority.
PWS ID#: 3540045 Date posted: 06/25/2018