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Annual Water Report

June 2017
A Customer Service Publication of Oildale Mutual Water Company and
North of the River Municipal Water District

2016 Consumer Confidence Report
Este informe contiene informacion importante sobre su agua potable.

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As of July 1, 2014, the Oildale Mutual Water Company (Company) and the North of the River Municipal Water District (District) integrated services. As always, it is our continuing goal to provide our customers/stockholders with a safe and reliable drinking water supply at an affordable price. The Company and District are managed by two separate five member Board of Directors, all of which are elected. The combined daily operations of both the Company and District are the responsibility of General Manager, Doug Nunneley. The Company’s Board of Directors meet the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m and the District Board of Directors meet the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Both meetings are held at the Company’s office, 2836 McCray Street. If you have any questions regarding this report or any other matter, please call (661) 399-5516.
 
In 2016 the Company had a supply of 7,762 acre-feet of treated surface water and pumped 124 acre-feet from company owned wells. The source of the treated surface water was from one of four sources; the Friant Kern Canal, California Aqueduct, Kern River or groundwater depending on which source was available. The Company owns and operates several groundwater wells which are presently used for peaking and emergency back-up supply.
 
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 include:
 
  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.        
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, that can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water 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 storm water runoff, and residential areas.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals that are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water 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, USEPA and the California Department of Health Services prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Department regulations also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that provide the same protection for public health. 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 USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). 
 
The Company must and does supply water to its customers, and meets quality standards set by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act approved by the U.S. Congress, regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with direct control by the California Department of Health Services Office of Drinking Water. The Department of Health Services District Engineer can be contacted at (1-559-447-3300). 
 
In 2016, the water supplied was tested for 194 organic and inorganic chemicals, minerals, radioactivity and aesthetic standards in addition to over 520 microbiological tests. Organic Chemicals are mostly man-made and are important as they provide many of the necessities of modern day life.  Inorganic Chemicals mostly occur in nature and consist primarily of dissolved metals and minerals.
 
We are proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State Requirements. As you can see by the following tables, some elements have been detected through our monitoring. The EPA has determined that your water is safe at these levels. Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL’s) are set at very stringent levels. To understand the risk of possible health effects described for regulated contaminants, you should know that a person would have to drink two liters of water everyday at the MCL level for 70 years to have a one-in-a-million chance of having an effect on a person’s health.
 
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 undergone 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 from their healthcare providers.  USEPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). 
 


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North of the River Municipal Water District was formed in 1969 to provide wholesale delivery of the State Water Project Supply to the community of Oildale.


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