NOTICE TO CONSUMERS OF THE
TOWN OF BERRYVILLE WATER SYSTEM
Levels of Haloacetic Acids Above Drinking Water Standards
In keeping with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, we are obliged to inform you that we may be in violation of state regulations because drinking water being served to consumers at the Town of Berryville water system did not comply with the Primary Maximum Contaminant Level for Haloacetic Acids.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results that we received in August 2023 show that our system exceeded the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for Haloacetic Acids. The standard for Haloacetic Acids is 0.060 mg/L. The average level of Haloacetic Acids over the four-quarter period ending with the third quarter of 2023 was 0.067 mg/L and 0.065 mg/L at monitoring locations on Dunlap Drive and McNeil Drive, respectively.
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
People who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the PMCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
For more information, please contact:
Ernest Bussert, Chief Plant Operator, by:
Please share this information with other people who drink this water (this notice may be posted in public places, shared on-line, or distributed by hand or mail).
See attached link explaining this matter in more detail. Additional detailed information to water consumers (PDF).
This notice has been mailed at the direction of Keith R. Dalton, Town Manager.
This notice was mailed with water/sewer bills between October 26, 2023 and November 3, 2023.