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Amherstburg Area Water Treatment Plant Quarterly Report Operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) under contract to the Town of Amherstburg. For the period ending: March 31, <br />2002 Introduction This report is a summary of the last quarter's water quality, published in accordance with Ontario’s Drinking Water Protection Regulation. It includes important information <br />regarding the source of your water, analytical test results, and how it compares to standards set by the Province. If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact our <br />Client Services Representative listed in section 3 below. We are proud to report that last quarter, your water met all Ontario Drinking Water Standards as set out in Ontario Regulation <br />459/00. The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) is dedicated to maximizing public health and safety through efficient and reliable operation of your water system. Compliance With Provincial <br />Regulations OCWA operates your water facility in accordance with provincial regulations. Here ?Here is how we do it: ?? Use of Accredited Labs: Analytical tests to monitor your water <br />quality are conducted by a laboratory audited by the Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories (CAEAL) and accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Accreditation <br />ensures that the laboratory has acceptable laboratory protocols and test methods in place. It also requires the laboratory to provide evidence and assurances of the proficiency of the <br />analysts performing the test methods. <br /> <br />Quarterly Report Page 2 ?? Operation by Licensed Operators: Your water treatment plant is operated and maintained by the OCWA’s competent and licensed staff. The mandatory licensing <br />program for operators of drinking water facilities in Ontario is regulated under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) Regulation 435/93. Licensing means that an individual meets the <br />education and experience requirements and has successfully passed the certificate exam. ?? Sampling and Analytical Requirements: OCWA follows a sampling and analysis schedule required <br />by OWRA Regulation 459/00, the Ontario drinking Water Standards. More information on sampling and analysis including results are available in this report and from your municipal office. <br />?? Adherence to Ministry Guidelines and Procedures: To ensure the protection of the public health and operational excellence, the OCWA adheres to the guidelines and procedures developed <br />by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Health. System Information Facility Name: Amherstburg Water Treatment Plant Total Design Capacity: 18.184 (1000m3/day) Raw Water Source: <br />Detroit River Disinfection Method: Chlorine (gaseous) Municipal Location: Town of Amherstburg Service Area: Central/Western Area Service Population: 20,599 Client Services: Anthony Pizans <br />Phone Number: 519-344-7420 E-mail Address: (A)Operations Manager: Chuck Fiddy Phone Number: 519-736-5447 E-mail Address: Operational Description Pretreatment <br />Chemicals: Prechlorination (gaseous), Zebra mussel control Coagulation/Flocculation: Aluminum sulfate, Poly electrolytes <br /> <br />Quarterly Report Page 3 Filtration: Anthracite, Dual Media Disinfection Method: Chlorine (gaseous) Post Treatment Chemical Addition: Fluoride, chlorine (gas), Powdered Activated Carbon <br />Waste effluent/residual Disposal: Direct to water course Analytical Test Results Micro biological Parameters January February March Quarter Summary MAC /IMAC Total Coliform counts/100mls <br />0 0 0 0 0 Number of Samples 45 36 36 117 Number of Detectable Results 0 0 0 0 Min /Max Exceedences Fecal Coliform counts/100mls 0 0 0 0 0 Number of Samples 44 36 36 117 Number of Detectable <br />Results 0 0 0 0 Min /Max Exceedences Heterotrophic Plate Count Number of Samples 15 12 12 39 Min /Max 0/1 0/1 0/3 0/3 500 Max Exceedences 0 0 0 0 Chlorine Residual Number of Samples <br />44 36 28 Min. Free Dist. 0.16 0.13 0.21 0.05 Exceedences 0 0 0 0 Turbidity <br /> <br />Quarterly Report Page 4 Number of Samples 185 168 126 Min/Max .03/.08 .05/.07 .05/.13 Exceedences 0 0 0 0 Typical Source of Contamination Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and <br />bacteria, may come from septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, wildlife, and wastewater treatment plants. Comments: Availability of Analytical Test Results The certificate <br />of approval from the Ministry of the Environment, and Regulation 459/00 set out monitoring requirements for your water. The tables above summarize all the results required for inclusion <br />in quarterly reports. Your water is extensively tested for the presence of dozens of compounds. Some compounds, not listed above, may be present in low concentrations and their presence <br />does not necessarily mean that the water poses a health risk. Results of all analytical tests are available through your municipal office. Definitions and Abbreviations ?? MAC -Maximum <br />Acceptable Concentration. ?? IMAC -Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration. ?? Coliform Bacteria -a group of commonly occurring rod shaped bacteria. Their presence in a water sample <br />is indicative of inadequate filtration and/or disinfection. ?? Fecal Coliform Bacteria -refers to a subgroup of coliform bacteria present in the digestive system of warm blooded animals <br />and humans. ?? Heterotrophic Plate Count -a method of measuring bacterial content in water samples. Also known as Standard Plate Count. ?? Organic Parameter -a group of chemical compounds <br />containing carbon. ?? Inorganic Parameter -a group of chemical compounds not containing carbon. ?? Raw Water -Surface or ground water available as a source of drinking water that has <br />not received any treatment. <br /> <br />