2016 Water Quality Report
We are pleased to provide the 2016 Annual Water Quality Report (below) for Copperton Water Improvement
District (herein referred to as “District”) customers that is required by law. The District is committed to provide you with
water and excellent service. Included with this consumer confidence report is a contaminant data sheet which details
elements that are present in your water. All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by
constituents that are naturally occurring or manmade. Those constituents can be microbes, organic or inorganic chemicals
or radioactive materials. All 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 the 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 at 1-800-426-4791. Many of the elements in this report are naturally
occurring in ground water. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general
population. Immune-o-compromised persons such as persons with cancer or people who are undergoing chemotherapy,
or who have undergone transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants
can be particular at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water for their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other
microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline.
Important Information about Your Drinking Water Monitoring Requirements Met for the Copperton Water Improvement District
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular
monitoring are indicators whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. During 2016, we performed all
required sampling and monitoring of the water system. We are proud to announce that all the samples that were taken
in 2016 met the required drinking Water Standards.
Just a Reminder about Backflow Testing
It is that time of year when most of you are starting to use your sprinkler systems. Most of you are aware that backflow
devices must be tested before you put your system into use (If you have one). A certified tester must administer the test.
We can supply you with a list of testing companies. Please call the office for the list at 801-255-3411. Please don’t forget
to send your backflow reports to the office at P.O. Box 50, Copperton, Utah, 84006, before you turn your system on. If
you are installing a new sprinkler system you will need to put a backflow device on your new system. Note: There are
several types of backflow preventers that you can install to protect your system that don’t need to be tested every year.
Data Sheet for 2016
mg/L: Milligrams per liter
MCL: Maximum Contaminants Level
HAA5s: Five Haloacetic Acids
pCi/L: Picocuries per liter
ug/L: Micrograms per liter
MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal
NE: Not Established
ND: Non Detect
NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit
TTHM: Total Trihalomethanes
TT: Treatment Technique
Backflow: The flow of water or other liquids, mixtures or substances into the distribution pipes of a potable water supply
system. Backflow may occur when non-potable water is siphoned into the pipe distribution system as a result of loss
Backflow Prevention Device: A device approved by the WSSC for the prevention of backflow.
Certified Backflow Prevention Mechanic: is a person who has demonstrated competency in inspection and testing of
backflow prevention devices.
Cross-connection: is a connection between distribution pipe of potable water and any waste pipe, drain, sewer, nonpotable
system or other unapproved source. Backflow occurs when flow in a water distribution system within the system
is reversed, thus creating the backflow of contaminated water. For example, fertilizer makes its way into a sprinkler head,
mixes with the remaining water and then backflows into your household water. In order to protect you from
contamination, backflow devices are being installed between your water supply and your sprinkler valve boxes. These
devices are installed above ground. The District is not mandating these at this time; it is an option of the resident of
Copperton to install such devices. Many surrounding communities require the installation of backflow devices.