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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Page 10 e WWG scholarships and Scholarship, $1000; Brandt Memorial awards were presented on Westbrook Veterans of Scholarship, $500; Tuesday, May 12. Following Foreign Wars Scholarship, Westbrook Area Volunteers are a list of recipients: $100 Scholarship, $300 Tony Albrecht - Anderson Weston Dibble - Maylen Brandon Jenniges Bottrell Scholarship, $200 and Alice Peterson Walnut Grove Jaycee Amber Amundsen Scholarship, $500 Scholarship, $800 over2 yes Tammy E. Benson Derek Eichner - Justin Thee Johnson - Storden Scholarship, $150 Ware Memorial Scholarship, Fire Department Kyle Baumann $100; First Security Bank of Scholarship, $200; McDonald Scholarship,Storden Scholarship Westbrook Lions Club $1000 Teng Her Anderson Scholarship, $150; Grace Bitker Alfred Bottrell Scholarship, $200 Westbrook Veterans of Nelson Post Legion Lacey Hoffman - Kapp- Foreign Wars Scholarship, Citizenship Award; Anderson Bauer Memorial $100; Storden American Bottrell Scholarship, $200 Scholarship,$500; Lions LegionJPost 391 Scholarship, Jessica Brummer School Scholarship, $600 $250; First Security Bank of Westbrook Women's Club over 2 yrs; Walnut Grove Storden Scholarship Scholarship, $150; First Alumni Scholarship, $2000Justin Knakmuhs - Lions Security Bank of Storden Amelia Hubin -Norman School Scholarship, $600 Scholarship and Kaye Mattis over 2 yrs; Walnut Grove Dan Buchman CSFA Scholarship, $100 Alumni Scholarship, $2000 Scholarship, $200 Kassandra Jarmer Colton Knudson Dr. Cassie Caygle BOLT Westbrook Area VolunteersWilliam Quincey Scholarship Scholarship, $50;WWG Scholarship, $300; Award, $500; Jack Riddell, Journalism Scholarship, $80 Westbrook Lions Club $250; Maylen and Alice Kendra Christians Scholarship, $150 Peterson Scholarship, $500; Melvin G. and Alice KlasseMichael Jarmer - Duane Melvin G. and Alice Klasse Scholarship, $1000; Lacey Paplow CSFA Chong Xiong CSFA Westbrook Area Volunteers,Scholarship, $200 Scholarship, $200 $300 Pryce Parker - Russel T.Keng Pao Xiong - CSFA Marcus Madson Satter Scholarship, $100; Scholarship, S200 Westbrook American Legion Storden American Legion Ben Yang CSFA Citizenship, $100; Post 391 Scholarship, $250; Scholarship, $200 Westbrook Kiwanis First Security Bank of Charley Yang - Alfred nel- Scholarship, $500; First Storden Scholarship son Post Legion Citizenship Security Bank of Storden Ashton Scarset - Melvin G. Award; Anderson Bottrell Scholarship and Alice , Klasse Scholarship, $200 Daniel McClellan - Duane Scholarship, $1000 Kao Jong Yang - CSFA Brandt Memorial Audra Schmidt Scholarship, $200 Scholarship, $500 Westbrook American Legion Kou Yang - Melvin G. and Joshua Merrick - John and Citizenship, $100; Alice Klasse Scholarship, Leona Patterson MemorialWestbrook Area Volunteers, $1000 Scholarship, $500; $300; Westbrook Veterans of Lisa Yang Bernice Westbrook Area Volunteers, Foreign Wars Scholarship, Coulter Scholarship, $200; $300 $100 WWG Education Eric Olsem BOLT Tanya Schonenberger Association, $250 Scholarship, $200; Jack Gar and Ruth Fordham Pa la Yang-Anderson Riddell, $250; Westbrook Scholarship, $100 Bottretl Scholarship, $200 Veterans of Foreign Wars Jacklyn Taylor - Del andShue Yang - Westbrook Scholarship, $100 Frieda Byers Scholarship, Kiwanis Scholarship, $500 Mariah Osland SW $200 Vong Yang CSFA Minnesota Award, $100 Nathan Wallman Scholarship, $200 Jessica Ourada - Walnut Micawber Club Scholarship, Grove Jaycee Scholarship, .$100; Paul Carter Memorial $800 over 2 yes Scholarship, $100 il i, 163266 City of Westbrook 2008 Drinking Water Report PWSID: 1170005 The City of Westbrook is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from $annary 1 to December 31, 2008. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers' understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. Source of Water The City of Westbrook provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater sourcs: two wells ranging from 428 to 588 feet deep, that draw water from the Indeterminate and Cretaceous, Undifferentiated aquifers. The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the source(s) used to Supply your drinking 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 Call if you have questions about the City of Westbrook drinking water or would like information about oppommities for public participation in decisions that affect the quality of the water. may Results of Mdhi~bdng No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants wexe sampled forin 2008, If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along ~th the date that the detection oeetmed.) Key to abbreviations: MCLG--Maxinmm Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking 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 drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as treatment technology. of a contaminant that is allowed in feasible using the best available MRDL--Maximum Residual Disimfectant Level. MRDLG---Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal. PWSID: 1170005 AL--Aetion 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 token that had th~ highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile levd 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. ppb-Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (~g/l). ppm--Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (rag/l). N/A-Not Applicable (does not apply). Level Found Contaminant MCLG MCL Range ] Average (units) (2008)I /Result* Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 .41-3 1.59 Typical Source of Contaminant State of Minnesota requires all muoicil/al wat= systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Nitrate (as 10 10 N/A 1 Runoff from fertilizer use; Nitrogen) (ppm) Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of normal deposits. Nitrite (as 1 1 .17-1.5 .97 Runoff from fertilizer use; Nitrogen) (,ppm) Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits. (Total 0 80 N/A .2 By-product of drinking water trihalomethanes) disinfection. (ppb) *This is the value used to determine compliance ~ith 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 results from the previous year. Some people who drink water con~ fluoride in excess of the MCL over nmay years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones. Fluoride in drinking water at half the MCL or more may cause mottling of children's teeth, usually in children less than nine years old. Mottling, also known as dental fluorosis, may incb~de brown staining and/or pitting of the teeth, and occtw~ ouly in developing teeth before they erupt from the gums. PWSID: 1170005 I I t I **** Typical Somv.e of Co~t I Oao 14 14 .... I .2-.4 I .33 ! wmr co ol I I I I I I mi=o . ****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average. *****Highest Quarterly Average. Contaminant (=its) Copper (ppm) Lead (ppb) [ t 9o /. # sites MCI.~ AL[ Level over AL NtA 1.3 .27 0 out of 10 N/A 15 4 0 out of 10 T~pical Source of Co~aminant Corrosion ofhonsehold plumbing systems; Ezosion of natural deposits. Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits. If present, infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could expefianee delays in their physical or mental develolmaent. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. Lead in drinking water is primarily from mattaials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Westbrook is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sittiug for several hours, you can minimize the poamtial for lead exposure by flushing yotw tap for 30 seconds to 2 minuies before rising water for drinl~f e6bR~." 3!~b-ti-~#co--'~ ~tlX~li~ltlt3~m ......... :~ water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking ware=, testing methods, and s~eps you can take ~o minimize exposure is available fi'om the Safe Drinking Water Hodine or at http://www.epa, gov/safewater/lead. Some contaminants do not have Maximum Contaminant Levels established for them. These unregulated contaminants arc assessed using state standards known as health ~ limits to determLne ffthey 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 con'~tminants that were detected: Level Found Contaminant (units) l~age [ Average/ Sodium (~pm) (04/I 0/?-~) NIA 1300 ~Suifate (ppm) (04/1012006) N/A 904 Typical Soure~ of Contaminant [ Erosion deposits. I Erosion of natural dqx its. Compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations The so6~ces of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the su~acc of the land or through the PWSID: 1170005 ground, it dissolves naturally-occm'ring minerals and, in some eases, 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 fiann sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be nattnaily-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 variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storrawater runoff, and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which arc by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwate~ nmoff, and septic sys'~ms. Radioactive contaminants, which can be natmally-occurdng or be the result of oil and gas production and activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink,-thcU, S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes 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 fo~ public health. watt, including bouled 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 risL More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. 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 tra.nsplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system 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 are available from the Safe Drinking Water tlotline at 1-800-426-4791, This report will not be mailed to cus- tomers of Westbrook Water Systems. A copy of this report Is available at Westbrook Public Utilities Office 556 1st Ave., Westbrook, MN 174563 i