IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Clover Hill III Water System – December 2018 Status Report
Our most recent sampling completed in November has shown the Clover Hill III water system remains in compliance for Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). The most recent calculation of the Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA) is below the federal Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 60 parts per billion (ppb). The LRAA is calculated for each sample site by averaging test results from samples collected in February, May, August, and November of each year.
The LRAA for HAA5 calculated using November’s data is 48.7 ppb.
Next Steps –
Our staff will continue with our flushing efforts to keep HAA5 concentrations below the MCL. However, with lower temperatures and winter approaching, the need to flush is greatly reduced. We will continue to collect samples to monitor HAA5 concentrations throughout the winter.
We are still expecting the planned improvements to the treatment processes at the City of Frederick’s Fishing Creek water source and Lester Dingle Water Treatment Plant to be completed in the summer of 2019. This project should result in further reductions in HAA5 concentrations once placed in operation.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we work to address this issue.
For more information, please contact the Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management at 301-600-1825.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government has information on preventing this from happening in your home on their Protect Your Pipes web page.
Request a Fire Hydrant Flow Test
Please complete the online Request for Fire Hydrant Flow Test. Your submission will be reviewed and you will be contacted with information about a the processing of your request.