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2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The Utilities Board of Tuskegee (aka-UBT) is a honored to present to you this year’s Annual Drinking W Quality Report! Designed to inform you of the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day, this report contains information on the results of the past year’s continual testing your water undergoes to insure your product is safe and of extremely high quality.

We want you to understand the investments made by UBT to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. The Mission Statement of the UBT Water Treatment Plant is to consistently provide a safe, clean, and palatable product (WATER) that is suitable for huma consumption. UBT’s Treatment Plant (WTP) is a 4 million-gallon per day facility that utilizes the Tallapoosa River as the raw water source. The Plant is located at 2323 Macon County Road 8 in Milstead. The raw water pumping station is located approximately one mile from the Treatment Plant. UBT has an updated Source Water Assessment Plan and is available at the Municipal Complex for review.

It provides information such as potential sources of possible contamination. UBT’s Treatment Plant collected samples for the EPA’s UCMR 4 Monitoring. This is when selected water systems collect samples for unregulated contaminants monitoring and reporting (UCMR) and the data is used to determine if any new contaminants will be added to the existing monitoring list; results from this monitoring is available for review at the Water Treatment Plant. UBT is committed to ensuring the quality of your water and our personnel work diligently to achieve the assurance of our commitment.

General Information

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. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. People who are immuno-compromised, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, HIV/AIDS positive or individuals with other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants, can be particularly at risk from infections. Those at risk should seek advice about drinking water from the health care providers. EPA/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). Based on a study conducted by the ADEM with the approval of the EPA, a statewide waiver for the monitoring of Asbestos and Dioxin was issued. Thus, monitoring for these contaminants was not required.

UBT’s WTP adds chlorine to the water to kill bacteria; lime to produce a desirable water quality by raising the pH level to reduce corrosion and acidic conditions; fluoride to help in the reduction of cavities in teeth; potassium permanganate to oxidize iron, and aid in taste and odor control. Aluminum sulfate and a cationic polymer are used as coagulant aids, and ortho-phosphate is added to help control corrosion in the distribution system. I’m pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements. If you have any questions about this report, or concerns about your water utility, please contact John Tate, at UBT’s Water Treatment Plant at 334-724-2125 or General Manager Gerald Long at 334-720-0712. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility and the service we provide. If you want to learn more, please attend our regularly scheduled meetings held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Utilities Board of the City of Tuskegee Municipal Complex located at 101 Fonville Street, Tuskegee, AL. The Tuskegee WTP routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws. The following tables are the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2019. All 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 the water poses a health risk.
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Gerald Long
Managing Director

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency a Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).