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:
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 and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Do I Need To Take Special Precautions?
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 under-gone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about not only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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. Fall River Road Utility 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead
Water System Security
Following the events of September 2001, we realize that our customers are concerned about the security of their drinking water. We urge the public to report any suspicious activities at any utility facilities, including treatment plants, tanks, fire hydrants, etc. to 931-762-9481.
Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water
Flushing unused or expired medicines can be harmful to your drinking water. Learn more about disposing of unused medicines at
Our water system violated drinking water standards over the past 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 the 6th month of 2018, we failed to monitor for Bacteriological in the month designated in our Stage 2 LRAA Monitoring Plan 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 test according to our monitoring plan during the last quarter, how often we are supposed to sample, how many samples were supposed to be taken, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which samples were taken.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
1 98.9% of our samples were below turbidity limit.
2 During the most recent round of Lead and Copper testing, 0 out of 10 households sampled contained concentrations exceeding the action level.
3 We have meet all treatment technique requirements for Total Organic Carbon removal.
*System failed to meet the required sampling of three (3) tests for the Month of June, 2018. A total of two (2) tests were
taken for this month. The sytem is now back on track with the sampling plan. Although the correct number of
samples were not taken, we have included the test result of all samples in the consumer confidence report.
Fall River Road Utility District Water Quality Report for 2018
Likely Source of
|Naturally present in the environment|
|Copper||No||0.034||2018||ppm||1.3||AL=1.3||Corrosion of household plumbing systerms; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives |
|Lead||No||3.5||2018||ppb||0||AL=15||Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits|
|Nitrate (as Nitrogen)||No||1.77||2018||ppm||10||10||Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits|
|No||7.75||2018||ppm||N/A||N/A||Erosion of natural deposits; used in water treatment|
|No||2018||ppm||TT||TT||Naturally present in the environment|
|9.48-27.2||2018||ppb||n/a||80||By-product of drinking water chlorination|
|15.6-47.9||2018||ppb||N/A||60||By-product of drinking water disinfection|
|water additive used to control microbes|
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What does this chart mean?
W a t e r Q u a l i t y D a t a
Monitoring Violations Annual Notice Tier 3
FALL RIVER RD UTILITY DISTRICT
1054 MATTOX TOWN RD
LAWRENCEBURG, TN 38464
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for the Fall River Road Utility District
Is my drinking water safe?
Yes, our water meets all of EPA’s health standards. We have conducted numerous tests for over 80 contaminants that may be in drinking water. As you’ll see in the chart on the back, we only detected 10 of these contaminants. We found all of these contaminants at safe levels.
What is the source of my water?
Your water, which is ground water, comes from the Mississippian carbonate aquifer and is blended with water that is purchased from Lawrenceburg Utilities, which is surface water and comes from the Shoal Creek and Hope Spring. Our goal is to protect our water from contaminants and we are working with the State to determine the vulnerability of our water source to potential contamination. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has prepared a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Report for the untreated water sources serving water to this water system. The SWAP Report assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources to potential contamination. To ensure safe drinking water, all public water systems treat and routinely test their water. Water sources have been rated as reasonably susceptible, moderately susceptible or slightly susceptible based on geologic factors and human activities in the vicinity of the water source. The Fall River Road Utility District sources rated as moderately susceptible to potential contamination.
An explanation of Tennessee’s Source Water Assessment Program, the Source Water Assessment summaries, susceptibility scorings and the overall TDEC report to EPA can be viewed online at https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/wr-water-resources/water-quality/source-water-assessment.html or you may contact the Water System to obtain copies of specific assessments.
A wellhead protection plan is available for your review by contacting Terry Robbins at the Fall River Road Utility District between 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. weekdays.
Why are there contaminants in my water?
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).
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For more information about your drinking water, please call Terry Robbins at 931-762-9481.
How can I get involved?
Our Water Board meets on the second Tuesdays at 5:30PM at Fall River Fire Department. Please feel free to participate in these meetings. The Commissioners of Fall River Road Utility District serve four-year terms. Vacancies on the Board of Commissioners are filled by the County Executive. Decisions by the Board of Commissioners on customer complaints brought before the Board of Commissioners under the District’s customer complaint policy may be reviewed by the Utility Management Review Board of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservations pursuant to Section 7-82-702(7) of Tennessee Code Annotated.
Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations?
The State and EPA require us to test and report on our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all of these requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant analysis are available upon request. We want you to know that we pay attention to all the rules.
What is being done?
System failed to meet the required sampling of (3) tests for the Month of June, 2018. A total of (2) tests were
taken for this month. The system is now back on track with the sampling plan. Although the correct number of
samples were not taken, we have included the test result in the consumer confidence report.
For more information, please contact Todd Tingle or Ken Bond (931) 762-9481.
*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may
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 of distributing copies by hand or mail.*
This notice is being sent to you be Fall River Utility District.
State Water System ID#: TN0000239
Date distributed: 6/17/2019.
Number of valid samples
|When samples were or will be taken|
|(2) Monthly ||Month of June, 2018||Month of June, 2018|