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SENTINEL TRIBUNE PUBLIC NOTICE Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Page 12 The Walnut Grove Consumer Confidence Report will not be distributed to all residents. If you wish to obtain a copy, please contact the Walnut Grove City Office at 311 6th Street, Walnut Grove, MN or call 507-859-2135. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT PWSID: 1640014 City of Walnut Grove 2010 Drinking Water Report The City of Walnut Grove is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January I to December 31, 2010. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers&apos; understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. Source of Water The City of Walnut Grove provides ddnking water to its residents from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 312 to 330 feet deep, that drew water from the Undifferentiated Cretaceous aquifer. The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the source(s) used to supply your ddnking water is not particularly susceptible to contamination, if you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 (and press 5) during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at www.heatth.atatemn.usldivslehtwater/swplswa. Call "/-'; if you have questions about the City of Walnut Grove drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water. Results of Monitoring No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that ware below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that ware detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once e year;, as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2010. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.) Key to abbreviations: MCLG--Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in ddnking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. MCL--Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. MRDL--Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level. MRDLG-Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal. AL--Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow. 90th Percentile Level--This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT pCi/I-PiooCuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity), ppm-Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg,q). ppb-Perts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (pg/t). N/A-Not Applicable (does not apply). c'm-- I"c<° I"c' Combined 0 5.4 Radium (pCi/I) Fluoride (ppm) (03/04/2009) I Level Found .... I 'Range I Average I Typical Source of Contaminant (201o) I mesu*,l N/A 1.9 Erosion of natural deposits, PWSID: 1640014 4 4 N/A 91 State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the ddnidng water to promote s'ong teeth; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. : TTHM (Total 0 [ 80 N/A .7 By-product of drinking water disinfection. trihalomethanes) (ppb) Tetrachloroethyl 0 5 N/A +2 Leaching from PVC pipes; Discharge from ena (ppb) fectones and dry cleaners. (o3/04/200) *This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling i Typical Source of Contaminant 1.18 Water additive used'to control microbes. I # sites i I over AL [ T/pical Source of Contaminant results from the previous year. Contaminant I I (units) MRDLG MRDL **** I Chlorine I 4 4 .75-1.5 (ppm) I I ****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average. *****Highest Quarterly Average. < Contaminant [ II  90% (units) I MCLG Level i Copper (ppm) 1.3 1.3 .23 i {09/02008) i Lead (ppb) 0 15 2 0 out of 10 0 out of Corrosion of household Plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits. Corrosion of household plumbing systems; ! (09/09/2008) 10 Erosion of natural deposits. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause sedous 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. City of Walnut Grove is responsible for providing high quality ddnking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been siffing 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 st 2 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT PWSID: 1640014 Some contaminants do not have Maximum Contaminant Levels established for them. These unregulated contaminants are assessed using state standards known as health risk limits to determine if they pose a threat to human health. If unacceptable levels of an unregulated contaminant are found, the response is the same as if an MCL has been exceeded; the water system must inform its customers and take other corrective actions. In the table that follows are the unregulated contaminants that were detected: L-'-'-L"e've''l Found j Contaminant (units) J Range I Average/ Typical Source of Contaminant ,J 12010 ,I Result, so00i.m 1400-4s2 I E00o,,on of natural de00os00,. 'i Sulfate (ppm} 716-728 728 Erosion of natural deposits. , , Compliance with National Primary Ddnking Water Regulations The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and walls, As water travels over the surfa of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, end can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity, Contaminants that may be present in source weter include" Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and baoteria, which may come from sewage treatme plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can he naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a vadety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwa-ter runoff, and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by.products of induetdat 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 he the result of oil and gas production and mining . In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations which limit the amount of oertain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for publio health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least smell 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 at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vutrmrable to €ontamtnanm in drinking water than the general . lmmuno.€ompmmtsed penmns such as persons with cancer undergoing ehemutty, penmns who i have undergone organ transplants, people with HIVIAIDS or other immune system disorders, some i elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water rom their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriMe means to lessen the risk f infectn by CryptspOridium and er micrbia cOrminants are avulabe frm   Drinking Water He#the at 1-800.426.4791. 3 18m41 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF COTTONWOOD DISTRICT COURT Fifth Judicial Court Probate Court Division Court File No. PR-I 1-197 In Re: Estate of Derold L. Parker, Deceased ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMIN- ISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of June, 2011, at 1:30 o'clock P.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at the Courthouse, Windom, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the above named decedent, dated February 4, 2011, and for the appointment of Brian Parker as Personal Representative whose address is 2062 Roberta Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003 as personal represen- tative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administra- tion, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are .filed, a personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all neces- sary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS hav- ing claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal repre- sentative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: 4-27-2011 (Court Seal) Judge of District Court BRUCE F. GROSS Court Administrator CHERYL PETERS Deputy Clerk CARLA SCHULZ Attorney: Maryellen Suhrhoff Muske, Muske & Suhrhoff, Ltd. 937 Third Avenue PO Box 397 Windom, MN 56101 (507)831-5575 #187213 S-37,38x May is Better Hearing and Speech Month By Deb Moorse, M.S. CCC- SP/L, SWAVC Service Cooperative Although more than 5 mil- lion children in the United States have a speech, lan- guage, and/or hearing disor- der, parents are often unsure about what to do when they have concerns about their child's communication skills. It is important to address any concerns as soon possible. Speech, language and/or hearing delays or disorders can affect a child's ability to learn, socialize with others, and be successful in school. Speech and language prob- lems can occur at any time in a child's life. They can be caused by accidental injury, illness, be inherited by birth, or a developmental delay. Children's speech and lan- guage problems include: * Stuttering * Articulation problems ("wabbit" instead of "rabbit") * Language disorders such as the slow development of vocabulary, concepts, and grammar. * Voice disorders (nasal, breathy, or horse voice and speech that is too high or low) Parents who suspect their child has a communication disorder should see a speech- language pathologist. Even if they do not require speech therapy, you will learn some valuable information about our child's communica- tion skills that can help alle- viate you concerns. One Nation Taler00t Show Last Saturday night Schang Xiong won the One Nation Talent Show with her sing- ing. She competed with 4 other acts. Taking second place" in the contest was Sam Knudson playing the drums and Nick Byers on the guitar. Winning third place in the talent contest was Malia Yang playing a guitar solo. CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU! lill |r ' - rlllliitilil00L ........................ II ................ rr ..........