Facility Name: Oelwein Municipal Waterworks PWSID#: 3353088
Monitoring Violation of the Water Testing Schedule
Our water system violated a drinking water standard 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, the Oelwein Municipal Public Water Supply 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 August of 2016 we did not monitor or test one sample for (TTHM) Total Trihalomethanes and (HAA5) Haloacetic Acids 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.
What Happened? What is being done?
The required testing was inadvertently completed in July instead of the required month of August. Staff was informed to check sampling time frame requirements and not just submit samples upon arrival of the sampling containers.
Be assured that this sample and all previous samples have been well within the drinking water standards. TTHM & HAA5 are a possible byproducts of chlorination that build up over time in the water system. Even if they would be present in our system the Cities biannual flushing should remove them before they reach a level affecting public health.
For more information, please contact Victor Kane at (319) 283-1197