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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
Annual Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
The Village of North Baltimore has prepared the following report to provide information to you, the consumer, on the quality of our drinking water. Included within this report is general health information, water quality test results, how to participate in decisions concerning your drinking water and water system contacts. The Village will notify you immediately if there is any reason for concern about the water. The Water Department staff is proud to announce we have a current, unconditioned license to operate our public water system.
The Village of North Baltimore operates a community public water system that serves a population of approximately 3,361 people. The source is surface water taken from Rocky Ford Creek. The system’s treatment capacity is 1,658,000 gallons per day, but current average production is about 591,000 gallons per day.
The water treatment plant is lime softened, and uses up flow clarifiers
to aid in settling out contaminants. Treated water is sent to two
300,000-gallon clear wells. The 500,000-gallon water tower located on Grant Road is used to store and supply water to all of our customers.
Source Water Information
The Village of North Baltimore public water system receives its drinking water from one intake on the Rocky Ford Creek. The creek has two main tributaries, which converge on the South side of State Route 18, located by the Birch Run golf course. The tributaries originate just North of McComb and Northeast of Findlay. The creek water is then pumped and stored in our two reservoirs that have a combined storage of 358 million gallons.
For the purposes of source water assessments, in Ohio, all surface waters are considered to be susceptible to contamination. By their nature, surface waters are readily accessible and can be contaminated by chemicals and pathogens, which may rapidly arrive at the public drinking water intake
with little warning or time to prepare.
The Village of North Baltimore’s drinking water source protection area contains potential contaminant sources such as agricultural runoff, stormwater runoff, gas stations and other commercial sources, new home construction activities, oil and gas wells, active and inactive landfills, and wastewater discharges.
The Village of North Baltimore’s public water system treats the water to meet drinking water quality standards, but no single treatment technique can address all potential contaminants. The potential for water quality impacts can be further decreased by implementing measures to protect Rocky Ford Creek.
More detailed information is provided in the Village of North Baltimore’s Drinking water Source Assessment report, which can be obtained by calling the water plant @ 419-257-2141.
About your drinking water.
The EPA requires regular sampling to ensure drinking water safety. The North Baltimore Water Department conducted sampling for bacteria, inorganic, nitrates, synthetic organic, and volatile organic contaminants during 2018. Samples were collected for more than 50 different contaminants most of which were not detected in the North Baltimore water supply.
The Ohio EPA requires us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Some of our data, though accurate, are more than one year old.
What are sources of contamination to drinking water?
The sources of drinking water both tap water and bottled water includes 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.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock.
Public participation and comment are encouraged at Council meetings, which regularly meet the First and Third Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm. Council Committee meetings of the whole are the second Tuesday each month at 5:30pm.
For more information on your drinking water contact Brian Roberts at 419-257-2141.
Listed in the complete report is information on those contaminants that were found in the North Baltimore drinking water.