Monthly Reporting Requirements Not Being Met By Tularosa Water System
Our water system recently violated a drinking water regulation. Althought this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
We are required to submit turbidity data and chlorine levels to the State on a monthly basis. This requirement has not been met for the Month(s) of: September 2017.
What does it mean?
This is not an emergency! If it had been you would have been notified immediately.
Monitoring and reporting turbidity and chlorine levels in your water are important in ensuring safe water to all our customers. *Chlorine is added to the water to inactivate bacteria that may be present. Turbidity has not health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. *These symptoms are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
Tests taken during this time period did/did not indicate the presence of bacteria in the drinking water system during this period.
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, please contact your health care professional.
What is being done?
Monthly Reporting will be done within the time period required. We anticipate resolving the problem within 30 days.
Tularosa Water system ID #NM3514019.
Certified by: Ray S. Cordova, Mayor
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Posted: October 25, 2017 Mailed: October 16, 2017