Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791). Each year communities are evaluated and a Consume Confidence Report is issued. The latest report issued for our village can be found below. The following document is in Adobe Acrobat [PDF] format.
2021 Consumer Confidence Report Data
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Water System Information
If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact
Dale E Neis at (608) 568-3151.
Opportunity for input on decisions affecting your water
The village board of the Village of Dickeyville regularly meet on the second Wednesday of
each month at the Dickeyville Community Center, Room A at 6PM.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small
amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health
effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general
population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing
chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or
other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from
infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Environmental
Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).
Source(s) of Water
To obtain a summary of the sorirce water assessment please contact, Dale E Neis at (608) 568-
Tlie sorirces of drinking water, both tap water and bottled water, include 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:
* Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage
treatment plants, septic systems, agriculhiral livestock operations and wildlife.
* Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, wliich can be naturally- occurring or
result from rirban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil
and gas production, mining or farming.
* Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as
agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses.
* Organic chemical contaminants, including syntlietic and volatile organic chemicals,
which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also
come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
* Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and
gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the
amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations
established limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for
AL Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers
treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
HAL Health Advisory Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded,
poses a health risk and may require a system to post a public notice.
Level I A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential
Assessment problems and determine, if possible, wliy total colifortn bacteria have been found
in our water system.
A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify
Level 2 potential problems and determine, if possible, why an E. coli MCL violation has
Assessment occurred or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system, or
both, on multiple occasions.
Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed
MCL in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best
available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking
MCLG water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow
for a margin of safety.
MFL million fibers per liter
Maximum residual disinfectant level: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed
MRDL in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is
necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal: The level of a drinking water
M ,,LG disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs
do not reflect the benefits of the rise of disinfectants to control microbial
millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)
Nephelometric Turbidity Units
picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)
parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l)
parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter
parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter
Secondary drinking water standards or Secondary Maximum Contaminant
Levels for contaminants that affect taste, odor, or appearance of the drinking
water. The SMCLs do not represent health standards.
Total Coliform Rule
Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a
contaminant in drinking water.
Your water was tested for many contaminants last year. We are allowed to monitor for some
contaminants less frequently than once a year. The following tables list only those
contaminants which were detected in your water. If a contaminant was detected last year, it
will appear in the following tables without a sample date. If the contaminant was not
monitored last year, but was detected within the last 5 years, it will appear in the tables below
along with the sample date.
Contaminants with a Health Advisory Level or a Secondary Maximum
The following tables list contaminants which were detected in your water and that have either
a Health Advisory Level (HAL) or a Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL), or
both. There are no violations for detections of contaminants that exceed Health Advisory
Levels, Groundwater Standards or Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels. Secondary
Maximum Contaminant Levels are levels that do not present health concerns but may pose
aesthetic problems such as objectionable taste, odor, or color. Health Advisory Levels are
levels at which concentrations of the contaminant present a health risk.
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Additional Health Information
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant
women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and
components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Dickeyville Waterworks is
responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of
materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours,
you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2
minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your
water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing
methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.