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Annual Water Quality Reports for Water Districts

May 21, 2018
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Annual Drinking Quality Report for 2017

Text Box: Supplemental to City of Oneida Report – see City of Oneida Report for additional required reporting informationAnnual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2017

Taberg WD #1 & 75

PO Box 262 – Taberg, NY 13471

(Public Water Supply ID#NY3230037)


Taberg Water District Contact Information

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your drinking water, please contact Supervisor Scott Leuenberger, at 315-337-0345.  We want you to be informed about your drinking water.  If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled Town Board meetings.  The meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Annsville Town Hall (Main Street, Taberg).


Where Does Our Water Come From?

The Taberg Water Districts #1 & 75 purchase 100% of its water from the City of Oneida.  (See the City of Oneida Report for additional information on where our water comes from.)  Our water systems serve approximately 540 people through 197 service connections.


Are There Contaminants In Our Drinking Water?

In addition to the City of Oneida sample results (see attached City of Oneida report), the Taberg Water District routinely tests your drinking water for coliform bacteria and disinfection residuals. The table presented below depicts which compounds were detected in your drinking water.


Table of Detected Contaminants (Taberg WDs)


Is System in Violation?

Date of Sample

Level Detected

Average or Maximum





Regulatory Limit


Likely Source of Contamination

Disinfectants (See also City of Oneida AWQR)

Chlorine Residual 

for Taberg WD #1 & #75


Daily / Monthly

0.46 (1) 

(range = 0.2 – 1.0)



MRDL = 4 (2)

Water additive used to control microbes.

Disinfection Byproducts (See also City of Oneida AWQR)

Haloacetic Acids (mono-, di-, and trichloroacetic acid, and mono- and dibromoacetic acid)



44 (3)

(range = 20.1 – 56.6)



MCL = 60

By-product of drinking water disinfection needed to kill harmful organisms.

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs – chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform)



52 (3)

(range =20.1 - 78.5)



MCL = 80

By-product of drinking water chlorination needed to kill harmful organisms. TTHMs are formed when source water contains large amounts of organic matter.

See City of Oneida AWQR for additional sample information - Physical Parameters, Radioactive Contaminants, Inorganic Contaminants, Synthetic Organic Contaminants, Principal Organic Contaminants, Lead and Copper



1 - The levels presented represent the average and range of the levels reported on the monthly microbiological sampling reports.

2 - Value presented represents the Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) which is a level of disinfectant added for water treatment that may not be exceeded at the consumer’s tap without an unacceptable possibility of adverse health effects. MRDLs are currently not regulated but in the future they will be enforceable in the same manner as MCLs.

3 - These levels represent the Maximum Locational Running Annual Average and range of individual sample results from the 2016 samples submitted in compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule.  Compliance with the Stage 2 DBP Rule MCL for Haloacetic Acids (HAA5s) and Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) is based upon the Locational Running Annual Average (RAA) of the quarterly samples collected during four consecutive quarters.  Although samples may include a result that exceeds the MCL, the result is averaged with the other samples to determine compliance with the MCL.  Our system was in compliance with the MCLs for both HAA5 and TTHMs.  Since these are only a part of the entire City of Oneida area sampling, please see City of Oneida Report for additional sampling and compliance information. 



What Does This Information Mean?

As you can see by the table, our system had no violations.  We have learned through our testing that some contaminants have been detected; however, these contaminants were detected below the level allowed by the State.


Is Our Water System Meeting Other Rules That Govern Operations?

Last year, our system was in general compliance with applicable State drinking water operating, monitoring and reporting requirements. We test for free chlorine residuals on a daily basis. Each month we submit to the Health Department a report with these measurements. Unfortunately, we failed to submit the January2016 report by the 10th of February as required. Once we were made aware of this situation, we immediately forwarded the report. This reporting violation does not pose a threat to the quality of our water supply and does not affect the quality of the water we serve you. 



Thank you for allowing us to continue to provide your family with quality drinking water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure. Rate adjustments may be necessary in order to address these improvements.  We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community.  Please call our office if you have questions at 315-337-0345.


See Attached City of Oneida Report for additional required reporting, sampling, treatment and water source information.