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

Quality Key

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.