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  • Water Quality by Distribution Zone
    Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information What is an EPTDS Ground water is moved from the wells to storage tanks in large diameter pipelines The water is treated along the way Treatment includes disinfection with sodium hypochlorite Generated on site from table salt and water the product is like weak household bleach Purified surface water is pumped to certain storage tanks and blended with treated ground water At the Entry Point to the Distribution System or the EPTDS blended water from a storage tank enters the distribution system to deliver water to individual neighborhoods and customer taps by gravity flow Specific EPTDS s provide water to each distribution zone Because it is naturally filtered water drawn from the Santa Fe basin groundwater aquifer is treated with just chlorine before it enters the distribution system How Trunk Lines Work From the valley to the heights storage tanks are organized in trunks example shown below Pump stations move water from one storage tank to another Purified surface water is pumped to storage tanks on both sides of the river and blended with treated water from wells Samples are routinely taken at the EPTDS see explanation below to monitor water quality Now because of the San Juan Chama Drinking Water Project we have a system of north south pipelines that connect all the trunk lines They help distribute the purified surface water and water from low arsenic wells throughout the system on both sides of the river The result is a mix of treated waters from many wells and purified surface water in each storage tank Results of Water Quality Testing Water Sample Test Kit Interactive Map The interactive choropleth map below uses Google Fusion Tables to display the results of water quality testing Google Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application which requires the use of javascript with a current browser and may not be compatible with all devices The Water Authority service area is outlined on the map The gray polygons on the map show the 20 distribution zones in the service area including the zone for the North West Service Area the former New Mexico Utilities Inc Data tables for each distribution zone link to the same summary of water quality testing results as the Static Map at the bottom of this page How to Use This Map Select either Compliance or Voluntary Monitoring results Select a Parameter Find where you live on the map using zoom or address search Click or tap on your distribution zone to display Parameter data for your zone Open map below in a full window Static Map

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  • SWTP Source & Finished Water Monitoring
    5 PPM 0 5 PPM Erosion of natural deposits Nutrients Nitrate as N 10 PPM 10 PPM 0 3 PPM 0 3 PPM 0 3 PPM Erosion of natural deposits Substance Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level MRDL Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal MRDLG Minimum Detected Average Detected Maximum Detected Source Disinfectants Chlorine 4 PPM 4 PPM 0 2 PPM 1 4 PPM 2 9 PPM Disinfectant sodium hypochlorite PPM Parts Per Million PPB Parts Per Billion Treatment Technique TT A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water The Purification Process Safe Drinking Water Act standards are designed to provide maximum protection for the public s health Surface water is treated according to these health based standards at the San Juan Chama Surface Water treatment plant Here s how Water withdrawn from the Rio Grande is treated with a coagulant ferric chloride to remove particles The particles bind together becoming heavy and sink to the bottom Polymer helps by making small particles clump together The water is then exposed to ozone gas to kill potentially harmful microscopic organisms Ozone is also used to breakdown naturally occurring organic material Next a multistage filtration system is used to remove any remaining microscopic particles from the water Granular activated carbon GAC removes taste and odor compounds found in surface water As water completes the treatment process chlorine is added to disinfect and protect it on the way to your tap The water is also treated to control the corrosion of pipelines and home plumbing The Water Authority uses advanced computer technologies to move water through the distribution system and monitor water quality The entire treatment process is designed to provide drinking water that meets or exceeds all state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards for water quality Regulated Substances we test for and have not detected in Surface Water Treatment Plant Finished Water USEPA Method Detection Limit in parentheses Metals Minerals Nutrients Antimony 1 PPB Arsenic 1 PPB Barium 0 1 PPM Beryllium 1 PPB Cadmium 1 PPB Chromium 1 PPB Cyanide 5 PPB Mercury 0 2 PPB Nitrite 0 01 PPM Selenium 5 PPB Thallium 1 PPB Disinfection By Product Bromate 2 PPB Organic Chemicals Alachlor 0 2 PPB Atrazine 0 1 PPB Benzene 0 5 PPB Benzo a pyrene PAH 0 02 PPB Carbofuran 1 PPB Carbon Tetrachloride 0 5 PPB Chlordane 0 2 PPB Chlorobenzene 0 5 PPB 2 4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid 2 4 D 0 1 PPB Dalapon 1 0 PPB 1 2 Dibromoethane EDB 0 01 PPB 1 2 Dibromo 3 chloropropane DBCP 0 02 PPB Di 2 ethylhexyl adipate 0 6 PPB Di 2 ethylhexyl phthalate 0 6 PPB Dichloromethane 0 5 PPB o Dichlorobenzene 0 5 PPB p Dichlorobenzene 0 5 PPB 1 2 Dichloropropane 0 5 PPB cis 1 2 Dichloroethylene 0 5 PPB trans 1 2 Dichloroethylene 0 5 PPB 1 1 Dichloroethylene 0 5 PPB 1 2 Dichloroethane 0 5 PPB Dinoseb 0 2 PPB Dioxin 2 3

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  • Substances Not Found
    Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Regulated Substances we test for and have not detected USEPA Method Detection Limit in parentheses Inorganic Chemicals Antimony 1 PPB Asbestos 0 01 MFL Beryllium 1 PPB Cadmium 1 PPB Cyanide 5 PPB Mercury 0 2 PPB Nitrite 0 01 PPM Selenium 5 PPB Thallium 1 PPB Microbiological Contaminants E coli Presence Absence Total Coliform Presence Absence Organic Chemicals Alachlor 0 2 PPB Atrazine 0 1 PPB Benzene 0 5 PPB Benzo a pyrene PAH 0 02 PPB Carbofuran 1 PPB Carbon Tetrachloride 0 5 PPB Chlordane 0 2 PPB Chlorobenzene 0 5 PPB 2 4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid 2 4 D 0 1 PPB Dalapon 1 0 PPB 1 2 Dibromoethane EDB 0 01 PPB 1 2 Dibromo 3 chloropropane DBCP 0 02 PPB Di 2 ethylhexyl adipate 0 6 PPB Di 2 ethylhexyl phthalate 0 6 PPB Dichloromethane 0 5 PPB o Dichlorobenzene 0 5 PPB p Dichlorobenzene 0 5 PPB 1 2 Dichloropropane 0 5 PPB cis 1 2 Dichloroethylene 0 5 PPB trans 1 2 Dichloroethylene 0 5 PPB 1 1 Dichloroethylene 0 5 PPB 1 2 Dichloroethane 0 5 PPB Dinoseb 0 2 PPB Dioxin 2 3 7 8 TCDD waived Diquat 0 4 PPB Endothall 9 PPB Endrin 0 01 PPB Ethylbenzene 0 5 PPB Glyphosate 6 PPB Heptachlor 0 04 PPB Heptachlor epoxide 0 02 PPB Hexachlorobenzene 0 1 PPB Hexachlorocyclopentadiene 0 1 PPB Lindane 0 02 PPB Methoxychlor 0 1 PPB Oxamyl Vydate 2 0 PPB Pentachlorophenol PCP 0 04 PPB Picloram 0 1 PPB Polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs 0 1 PPB Simazine 0 07 PPB Styrene 0 5 PPB Tetrachloroethylene 0 5 PPB Toluene 0 5 PPB Toxaphene 1 0 PPB 2 4 5 TP Silvex 0 2 PPB 1 2 4 Trichlorobenzene 0 5 PPB 1 1 1 Trichloroethane 0 5 PPB 1 1 2 Trichloroethane 0 5 PPB Trichloroethylene 0 5 PPB Vinyl Chloride 0 5 PPB Xylenes Total 0 5 PPB Radiological Chemicals Radium 226 1 0 pCi L Radium 228 1 0 pCi L Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule Program USEPA uses the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule UCMR Program to collect

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  • Distribution System Compliance Monitoring
    Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information While some regulatory compliance monitoring is required at entry points other monitoring must be completed in the distribution system Samples for testing of microbiological contaminants disinfection by products and disinfectants are collected throughout the distribution system Results of Microbiological Testing in the Distribution System Taking Samples in the Distribution System The Safe Drinking Water Act requires water systems to meet standards for total coliform and E coli bacteria Because most water systems in the United States disinfect their water supplies waterborne diseases caused by bacteria are rare in this country Each month samples are collected from sample points throughout the distribution system and tested for total and fecal coliform bacteria Many customers have allowed us to use water taps at their homes and businesses to collect samples In 2014 a total of 2 905 samples were collected and tested for total coliform and E coli bacteria Monthly Monitoring Distribution System Samples Maximum Detection Maximum Contaminant Level MCL MCL Goal MCLG Source Total Coliform No Total coliform bacteria were detected in any samples collected Presence of coliform bacteria in 5 0 or more of samples in any month 0 of samples with detectable coliform bacteria Coliforms are bacteria that are normally present in the environment Results of Disinfection Byproduct Testing in the Distribution System During disinfection disinfection byproducts form as a result of chemical reactions between chlorine and naturally occurring organic matter in the water USEPA has set standards for two kinds of disinfection byproducts Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids The New Mexico Environment Department NMED has directed the Water Authority to collect one sample every three months at twelve locations in the distribution system Each sample is tested for Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids The results for the entire distribution system for 2014 are shown below Quarterly Monitoring Distribution System Samples Minimum Detected Average Detected Maximum Detected Maximum Contaminant Level MCL MCL Goal MCLG Source Total Trihalomethanes 1 TTHMs 4 57 PPB 3 40 PPB highest LRAA 4 at site 1 80 PPB N A By product of chlorination Dibromochloromethane 2 PPB 8 PPB 19 PPB N A 60 PPB Bromoform Zero PPB 3 PPB 10 PPB N A Zero Bromodichloromethane 1 PPB 7 PPB 15 PPB N A Zero Chloroform Zero PPB 6 PPB 33 PPB N A 70 PPB Haloacetic Acid 2 HAA5 4 17 PPB 3 10 PPB highest LRAA 4 at site 1 60 PPB N A By product of chlorination Monochloroacetic Acid Zero PPB 1 PPB 2 PPB N A 70 PPB Dichloroacetic Acid Zero PPB 3 PPB 8 PPB N A Zero Trichloroacetic Acid Zero PPB 1 PPB 8

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  • Lead & Copper
    Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Meetings Agendas Overview Water Waste Overview Enforcement Report Water Waste Variances Exemptions Overview Time of Day Exemption Application Form Water Waste Variance Application Form Video Requests Water Waste Violation Videos Equipment Malfunction Latest News Work for Us Why Work for Us Current Openings Overview Positions Requiring Workkeys What is Workkeys Status of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Lead and copper typically get into drinking water as a result of corrosion of plumbing systems pipes faucets and lead solder in customer s homes Corrosion does not typically occur in homes built before 1982 because minerals in the water have coated the inside of the plumbing system In New Mexico lead solder may have been used prior to 1987 According to USEPA guidelines homes built between 1982 and 1987 the worst case examples were likely to contain the highest concentrations of these metals As required by USEPA homes built between 1982 and 1987 were identified throughout the distribution system Customers residing in these homes were selected at random to volunteer to collect samples inside their homes All results from these sites were well below the limits allowed by regulations Results of Lead Copper Sampling at Customer Taps 2012 90th Percentile Value Detected Number of Samples that Exceed the Action Level Maximum Detected Action Level 5 Maximum Contaminant Level Goal Source Lead 3 PPB 1 22 PPB Exceeds Action Level if more than 10 of the homes tested have lead levels greater than 15 PPB Zero PPM Corrosion of household plumbing Copper 0 29 PPM Zero 0 45 PPM Exceeds Action Level if more than 10 of the homes tested have more than 1 3 PPM Zero PPM Corrosion of household plumbing PPB Parts Per Billion PPM Parts Per Million 5 Action Level The concentration of a contaminant which if exceeded triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow The Action Level is compared to the concentration detected in

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  • Arsenic Compliance & Health Effects
    Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Learn how The Water Authority maintains compliance with the Arsenic Compliance and Health Effects rules Para información sobre el arsénico en español visite el Informe de Calidad del Agua en Español Compliance with Arsenic Maximum Contaminant Level Arsenic Compliance Map USEPA Arsenic Health Effects Language Arsenic Removal Demonstration Plant Compliance with Arsenic Maximum Contaminant Level A Water Authority Water Quality Laboratory Analyst prepares a sample to be analyzed for arsenic using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry ICP MS The Water Authority maintains compliance with the 10 Parts Per Billion PPB MCL for arsenic by Selectively pumping wells Using pipelines and pump stations to move low arsenic well water to other parts of the system Treating higher arsenic well water at the Arsenic Removal Demonstration Plant and two other plants on the West Side Distributing very low arsenic drinking water from the San Juan Chama Drinking Water Project Arsenic compliance monitoring results for the most recent NMED monitoring in 2014 by Distribution Zone are shown on the map Arsenic Compliance Map When rocks minerals and soil erode they release naturally occurring arsenic into ground water Arsenic occurs in varying amounts in ground water in Albuquerque San Juan Chama surface water has very low levels of arsenic USEPA defines where and how often compliance samples must be collected for analysis For arsenic samples must be collected at each Entry Point to the Distribution System EPTDS once every three years The citywide results of compliance monitoring completed in 2014 are shown in the map below Although all of the results met the 10 PPB standard some of the water contained arsenic concentrations between 5 PPB and 10 PPB Consumers need to be aware of USEPA s health effects language for arsenic To use the map below Find your location on the map Determine your Distribution Zone The Distribution Zones are outlined by a dark blue line and the Distribution Zone number name is the large number printed in that zone Drinking water supplied within a Distribution Zone is

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  • Water Quality Variation
    Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Meetings Agendas Overview Water Waste Overview Enforcement Report Water Waste Variances Exemptions Overview Time of Day Exemption Application Form Water Waste Variance Application Form Video Requests Water Waste Violation Videos Equipment Malfunction Latest News Work for Us Why Work for Us Current Openings Overview Positions Requiring Workkeys What is Workkeys Status of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Because different wells supply water to different water tanks and the amount of purified surface water in the blend differs the water quality varies from distribution zone to distribution zone

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  • Arsenic Variation
    Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Meetings Agendas Overview Water Waste Overview Enforcement Report Water Waste Variances Exemptions Overview Time of Day Exemption Application Form Water Waste Variance Application Form Video Requests Water Waste Violation Videos Equipment Malfunction Latest News Work for Us Why Work for Us Current Openings Overview Positions Requiring Workkeys What is Workkeys Status of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion

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