April 30, 2021

 Water Quality Report

 Cedar Hills Town 2020

 

 

We are pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of the water and services we deliver to you every day in our city. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring our residents quality water. Our water sources have been determined to be from groundwater sources. Our water source is two wells and American Fork City.

   

 

The Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for Cedar Hills is available for your review.  It contains information about source protection zones, potential contamination sources and management strategies to protect our drinking water.  Our sources have been determined to have a low level of susceptibility from potential contamination from sources such as septic tanks, roads, residential areas, industrial areas, etc.  We have also developed management strategies to further protect our sources from contamination.  Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about our source protection plan. 

 

 

There are many connections to our water distribution system.  When connections are properly installed and maintained, the concerns are very minimal.  However, unapproved and improper piping changes or connections can adversely affect not only the availability, but also the quality of the water.  A cross connection may let polluted water or even chemicals mingle into the water supply system when not properly protected.  This not only compromises the water quality but can also affect your health.  So, what can you do?  Do not make or allow improper connections at your homes.  Even that unprotected garden hose lying in the puddle next to the driveway is a cross connection.  The unprotected lawn sprinkler system after you have fertilized or sprayed is also a cross connection.  When the cross connection is allowed to exist at your home, it will affect you and your family first.  If you’d like to learn more about helping to protect the quality of our water, call us for further information about ways you can help.

 

  

This report shows our water quality and what it means to you our customer.

 

 

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact the Public Works office at 801-785-9668 ext. 200. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and last Tuesday each month.

 

 

 

 

Cedar Hills routinely monitors for constituents in our drinking water in accordance with the Federal and Utah State laws. The following table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2020. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents.  It’s important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk.

 

In the following table you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we’ve provided the following definitions:

 

Non-Detects (ND) – laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present.

 

ND/Low – High For water systems that have multiple sources of water, the Utah Division of Drinking Water has given water systems the option of listing the test results of the constituents in one table, instead of multiple tables. To accomplish this, the lowest and highest values detected in the multiple sources are recorded in the same space in the report table.

 

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.

 

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ug/l) – one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.

 

Parts per trillion (ppt) or Nanograms per liter (nanograms/l) – one part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000.

 

Parts per quadrillion (ppq) or Picograms per liter (picograms/l) – one part per quadrillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000,000 years or one penny in $10,000,000,000,000.

 

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) – picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

 

Millirems per year (mrem/yr) – measure of radiation absorbed by the body.

 

Million Fibers per Liter (MFL) – million fibers per liter is a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers.

 

Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) – nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.

 

Action Level (AL) – the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

 

Treatment Technique (TT) – A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

 

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

 

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The “Goal”(MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.  MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

 

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

 

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Date– Because of required sampling time frames i.e. yearly, 3 years, 4 years and 6 years, sampling dates may seem outdated.

 

Waivers (W)– Because some chemicals are not used or stored in areas around drinking water sources, some water systems have been given waivers that exempt them from having to take certain chemical samples, these waivers are also tied to Drinking Water Source Protection Plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEST RESULTS

Contaminant

Violation

Y/N

Level

Detected

ND/Low-High

Unit

Measurement

MCLG

MCL

Date Sampled

Likely Source of Contamination

Microbiological Contaminants

Total Coliform Bacteria                                   

N

1

N/A

5

Presence of coliform bacteria in 5% of monthly samples

2020

Naturally present in the environment

Fecal coliform and             E.coli

N

ND

N/A

0

If a routine sample and repeat sample are total coliform positive, and one is also fecal coliform or E. coli positive

2020

 

Human and animal fecal waste

Inorganic Contaminants

Arsenic

N

1

ppb
0

10

2018

Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes

Copper

a.        90% results

# of sites that exceed the AL

N

75

ppb

1300

1300

2018

Naturally present in the environment

Fluoride

N

175-288

 

 

ppb

4000

4000

2018

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits

Lead

a.        90% results

# of sites that exceed the AL

N

2

ppb

15

15

2018

Discharge from steel/metal factories; discharge from plastic and fertilizer factories

Nitrate (as Nitrogen)

N

1

ppb

10

10

2020

Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from refineries and factories; runoff from landfills; runoff from cropland

Selenium

N

1-2

ppm

10

10

2018

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Sodium

N

6-10

ppb

1000

1000

2018

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Sulfate

N

66-78

ppm

1000

1000

2019

Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines

TDS (Total Dissolved solids)

N

280-324

ppm

1000

1000

2019

Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from refineries and factories; runoff from landfills, runoff from cropland

Disinfection By-products

TTHM                                       [Total trihalomethanes]

N

0-2

ppb

80

80

2019

Leaching from ore-processing sites; discharge from electronics, glass, and drug factories

Radioactive Contaminants

 

Alpha emitters   

N

1-5

Pci/l

15

15

2019

 

Water additive used to control microbes

Radium 228

N

1

Pci/l

5

5

2019

Erosion of natural deposits

 

 

While your drinking water meets EPA’s standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPA’s standard balances the current understanding of arsenic’s possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.

 

 

Nitrate in drinking water at levels above 10 ppm is a health risk for infants of less than six months of age. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause blue baby syndrome. Nitrate levels may rise quickly for short periods of time because of rainfall or agricultural activity. If you are caring for an infant you should ask advice from your health care provider.

 

 

Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than at other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home’s water, you may wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

 

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Cedar Hills is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

 

 

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised 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 health care providers about drinking water. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). 

 

 

We at Cedar Hills work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap.  We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future.

 

 

 

City of Cedar Hills           

10246 N Canyon Road

Cedar Hills, Utah 84062

 

 

April 30, 2021

 

 

Brandi Smith

CCR Compliance

Division of Drinking Water

P.O. Box 144830

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4830

 

Dear Ms. Smith:

 

Subject:   Consumer Confidence Report for Cedar Hills 2020 UTAH 25137

 

Enclosed is a copy of Cedar Hills Consumer Confidence Report.  It contains the water quality information for our water system for the calendar year 2020 or the most recent sample data.

 

We have delivered this report to our customers by posting it on our city Facebook page, printing it in our monthly city newsletter, and posting it to our city webpage.

 

 

For systems 10,000 – 100,000 in population (original method):

 

  • Mailing it directly to each billing address

 

We have also made a good faith effort to reach those customers not directly billed by using the following methods:

 

(CCR preparer – delete this sentence and those below that do not apply)

 

  • Posting the CCR on the Internet at this web address –
  • Mailing the CCR to postal patrons in the water system service area.
  • Advertising the availability of the CCR in the news media.
  • Publishing the CCR in a local newspaper.
  • Posting the CCR in public places such as cafeterias or lunch rooms of public buildings.
  • Delivering multiple copies of the CCR for distribution by single-biller customers such as apartment buildings or large private employers.
  • Delivering the CCR to community organizations.
  • Posting the CCR in libraries or schools.

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at (801) 785-9668 ext. 200

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Kevin Anderson

City of Cedar Hills