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8 - May 21, 2015 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook COMMUNITY SJMS celebrates National Hospital Week " Saint Joseph Hospital in 'f f Mt. Sterling knows how to ! get it done! , Last week Saint Joseph "celebrated National Hos- } pital Week (May 10 - 16) -by holding daily events for i: employees. ' On Monday gifts were ,distributed to all staff, ?.compliments of Kentuck- yOne Health. Wednesday afternoon. Things really fired up on Thursday, with lunch break cookouts for day and night shifts. Staff par- ticipated in a karaoke con- test for title of "SJMS Idol" - first place prize was a karaoke machine! Second and third place prizes were also awarded. The week was tolped ' Everyone enjoyed do- off with ice cream for all "nuts oia Tuesday;" 'LI '/deparent "on = Friday. .. (popcorn and cornhole on For Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, National Hospi- tal Week is a fun way to reflect that the hard work of staff is also appreciated throughout the other 51 weeks of the year. National Hospital Week is the nation's largest health care event, celebrat- ing the history, technology- and dedicated profession- als who make the county's health care facilities bea- cons of confidence and care. Estate Planning Fair Spons,00reci! by Richardson JTund;ral Home Owingsville's only locally owned and operated funeral home. "Your Same Old Friends Still Providing a Tradition of Excellent Service" June 6th 2015 Meet local attornies, insurance agents and investment brokers to discuss how you can be better prepared for the Golden Years. Come by for: Gary Boyd's Famous Barbeque 000OO000000000000000@OO Inflatables for the kids Prizes and drawings including our ticket to a Good Life drawing for a chance to win tickets to a UK basketball game of your choice. 121 E. Main St. Owingsville, KY 40360 Phone: (606)674-2922 Ginny: (606)776-4453 SEVEN COUNTY CIASSIFIEDS Call 674-9994 for assistance Frenchburg Water and Sewer Water Quality Report for year 2014 Water - Essential for Life EO. Box 113, Frenchburg, KY 40322 Meetings: .Frenchburg Community Center Meeting Dates and Time: First "thursday of every nmnth 6:30 p.m. KY0830]48 Manager: Robert E Brown Phone: (606)768-3457 CCR Contact: Robert E Brown Phone: (6065768-3457 "Ihis report is designed to inform the public about the quality of water and services provided on a daily basis. Our comnfitment is to provide our customers with a safe, clean and reliable supply of drinking water. We want to assure that we will continue to moni- tor, improve, and pwtect the water system and deliver a high quality product. Water is the most indispensable product in every home anti we ask everyone to be conservative and help us in Our efforts to protect the water source and the water system. 'Ibe Frenchburg Water System, referred to as (D), purchased water from three surfaces water sources during the" calender )'ear 201.t. Our primary source is from the Cave Run Water Conmfission, PWSID#KY0831010 reterred to as (A) whose raw surface water source is from the Licking River. We also purchased Water the Bath County Water District, PWSID#NY0060022 referred to as I B) who purchases water from the Morehead Utility Board, whose raw surface water source is the Licking River 'Ihis source is used only when we are unable to buy water from our primary source, due to emergency. We also purchased water from Morgan County" Water District, PWSID#KY0880594 referred to as (C), who purchases water from Cave Run Water Commission anti the West Liberty Water Plant whose raw surface water source is the Licking River. "Ihis source is another source that can be used in an emergenc): For nmre informatinn regarding the system served from the different sources of water, please contact our office. If you have questions about this report or other questions concerning the water system, please contact Frenchburg Water and Sewer at (606}768-3457. 'We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utilit): Drinking water, including bottled water, may" reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contanfiuants. 'Ihe prescence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More iuformat ion about eontami- nents and potential health effects may be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencyg Sate Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). qhe sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottle 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 occuring minerals and in some cases, radioactive material, and may pick.up substances resulting from the presence of animals or frpm human activity, Contaminants that may be present in source water include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, (sewage plants, septic systems, livestock operatioffs, or wildlife). Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, (naturally occuring or from stormwater runoff wastwater discharges, oil and gas production mining or farming). Pesticides and herbicides, (stormwater runoff, agriculture or residential uses). Organic chemical contaminents, including synthetic and volitile organic chemicals, (by-products of industrial processes and petroleum, or from gas stations, stormwater rnnoff, or septic systems). Radioactive contaminants, (naturally occur- ing or from oil and gas production or mining activities.) In order to ensure that 'tap water is sale to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water to provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population, Immune-conapronfised persons such as persons w-ith cancer underguing chemotherap); persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with H1V/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infectious, 'lhese people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosperidium and other microbial contamifients are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800) -426 -4791), r Some or all of these definitions may be found in this report: Information About Maximum Contaminant Level' (MCL) - the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - the level of a contaminant in a drinking water below which there is no known or exposed risk to health. MCI,Gs allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - the highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of nticrobial contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) - the level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Below Detection Levels (BDL) - laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present. r / Not Applicable (N/A) - does not apply. Parts per million (ppm) - or milligrams per liter, (my/I). One part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) - or milligrams per liter (nag/L). One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 )'ears, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Partsper trillion (ppO - one part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000. Parts per quadrillion (ppq) - one part per quadrillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000,000 years or one penny in $10,000,000,000,000. Picocaries per liter (pCi/L) - A measure of the radioactivity in the water. MiUirents per year (mrem/yr) - measure of radiation absorbed by the bod Million Fibers per Liter (MFL) - a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are hmger than 10 micormeters. Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - a measure of the clarity of water. Turbity has no health effects. However turbitity can provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity is monitored because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the filtration system. Varienees d" Exemptions (VekF,) - State of EPA permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment tech- nique under certain conditions. Action Level (AL) - the concentration of contaminant which, ffexceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system shall follow. Treatment Technique (77) - a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drink ing water. Spanish (Espanol) Este infurme contiene informacion muy importante sobre is calidad de su agua beber. Lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious heahh problems, especially for pregnant women and young ctfildren. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components as;ociated with service lines and home plumbing. Your local public water system is responsible for providing high quality" drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbingcom- ponents. 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 us- mg water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead m your watel, you may wish to have your wa- ter tested. Information on lead in drinking Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que 1o entienda bien. The data presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with adminis- trative regulations in 401 KAR Chapter 8. As authurized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concen- trations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data in this table, though representative, may be more than one year old. Unless otherwise noted, the report level is tbe highest level detected. water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Sat Drinking Water Hotline or at http:// ter/lead. Allowable Levels Turbid- No more than 1 i W (NTU)TT NTU" Less than *Representa- 0.3 NTU in 95% tive samples of monthly samples filtered water Regulated Contaminant Test Results Contaminant I MCL I MCLG [code] (units) Inorganic Contaminants Barium [1010] 2 (ppm) Copper [1022] AL= (ppm) sites ex- 1.3 1.3 ceeding action level 0 Fluoride [1025] 4 4 (ppm) Lead [1030] AL= 0 (ppb) sites ex- 15 ceeding action level 0 Nitrate [1040] 10 10 (ppm) Source Highest Single Lowest Viola- Measurement Monthly % tion A= 0.09 100 No B= 0.26 C= 0.09 [ Source ] Report [ Range of Date of Viola- Level Detection Sample tion A= B= 0.019 2014 No C= (90th D= percen- Aug.. 14 No tile) A= 1.05 Oct-14 No B= 0.6 2014 No C= 1.05 Oct-14 No D= (90th Aug- 14 No percen- tile) A= 0.24 B= 0.3 C= 0.24 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts and Precursors Total Organic TT* N/A A= 1.07 Carbon (ppm) B= 1.13 (report C= 1.07 level=lowest avg. range of monthly ratios) Monthly ratio Chlorine MRDL MRDLG D= (ppm) =4 =4 HAA/ppb) (all 60 N/A D= sites) [Haloace- tic acids] l-taM& (ppb) lHaloacetic ac- ids! (Individual Sites) TTHM (ppb) (all sites) [total trihalometh- aries] TTHM (ppb) [total tri- halomethanes] (Individual Sites) Likely Source of Turbidity Soil Runoff 0.019 to 0.019 0to0.16 0.8 to 1.35 06. to 0.6 0.8 to 1.35 0 to 0.002 0.24 to 0.24 0.1 to 0.3 0.24 to 0.24 0.86 tb 1.82 0.74 to 1.52 0.86 to 1.82 Apr-14 No 2014 No Apr-14 No I Likely Source of Turbidity Drilling wastes; metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits Corrosion of houselmld plumbing systems Water addictive which promotes strong teeth Corrosion of household plumbing systems Runoff from fertil- izer ose; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits Naturally present in environnlent NA 2014 NA No is the % TOC removal required. Annual average of the monthl ,, ratios nmst be 1.00 or greater for conrpliance. 60 N/A D= 8O N/A D= 80 N/A (highest 0.50 to 1.70 N/A No Water additive used average) to control microbles. 39 16 to 64 N/A No Byproduct of (system (range of drinking water average) individual disinfection sites) 43 (1o- 16 to 64 N/A No Byproduct of cational (range of drinkiug water average) individual disinfection Sites) 68 27 to 117 N/A No Byproduct of (system drinking water average) disinfection 77 (Io- 27 to 117 N/A No B)q0roduct of cational drinking water average) disinfection Published by the Menifee County News-Outlook 05.2I, 15.