We 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 the 4th quarter of 2020 we did not monitor for the disinfection by-products of Haloacetic Acids (HAA) and Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) as required by Kansas Administrative Regulations. Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation.
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes and/or haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
What happened? What is being done?
A sample was not gathered during the month of December 2020 that was required by KDHE. Additional water sampling procedures have been added and implemented by the water production personnel to eliminate this kind of issue from happening again.
We anticipate resolving the problem within [estimated time frame] Immediately. Procedures are now in place.
For more information, please contact Name: JON QUINDAY at Phone: 785-483-6311
Or by Mail: 133 W 8TH ST, PO BOX 112, RUSSELL, KS 67665-0112
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by CITY OF RUSSELL
Federal ID #: KS2016703
Date distributed: February 22, 2021 – March 23, 2021 online, March 4, 2021 mailing to all customers and posted at Russell Housing Authority, Russell Public Library, City Hall, Wheatland, Homestead of Russell, and Russell Regional Hospital.