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Arsenic Average Report - 3rd Quarter

News & Messages > Info from the Board > 2017 > October

Best Road Mutual Water Company Has Levels of Arsenic
Above the Drinking Water Standard

Oct 16, 2017

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an
emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened,
and what we did to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Compliance for arsenic
is determined by a running annual average (RAA) of quarterly sample results. Water sample
results received for the _3rd Quarter, 2017__ showed an average arsenic level of __0.031
mg/L__ for an RAA of ___0.027 mg/L__. This is above the standard, or maximum contaminant
level (MCL), of 0.010 milligrams per liter (mg/L). The most recent tests show arsenic levels that
are below the MCL.

What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative water supply (e.g., bottled water).
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience skin damage or circulatory system problems, and may have
an increased risk of getting cancer. If you have other health issues concerning the
consumption of this water, you may wish to consult your doctor.

What happened? What is being done?
We are continuously monitoring the situation.
For more information, please contact Bill Biermann at 831.638.9608 or 831.297.2810 or 975
Maranatha Drive, Hollister, CA 95023.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those
who may not have received this notice directly.

Secondary Notification Requirements
Upon receipt of notification from a person operating a public water system, the following
notification must be given within 10 days [Health and Safety Code Section 116450(g)]:
If you have tenants you must promptly notify them.
This notice is being sent to you by Best Road Mutual Water Company
State Water System ID: 3500823 Date distributed: _________________

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