Liberty Water Corporation 2008 Consumer Confidence Report
Why Am I Receiving This Report? In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. Per 327 IAC 8-2.1 of the Indiana Administrative Code, the Liberty Water Corporation is required to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report which informs you, the customer, about the quality of your drinking water.
Who We Are - The Liberty Water Corporation (Public Water Supply Identification Number (PWSID) 5232030) provides water service to approximately 150 customers from one water treatment plants and 2 ground water wells. The Liberty Water Corporation is owned and operated by the Town of Plainfield. The Liberty Water Corporation system has a firm capacity to produce 300 gallons per minute. The drinking water treatment begins with aerating and chlorinating the well water, which oxidizes the naturally occurring iron and manganese contained in the ground water. Oxidized iron and manganese is then removed by gravity filtration, and the filtered water is chlorinated in order to maintain a residual level of disinfectant throughout the distribution system.
What Are Some Of The Sources Of Drinking Water? - The sources 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 the following:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater run-off, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides may come from a variety of sources, such as agriculture, urban stormwater run-off, and residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater run-off, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
What About Bottled Water? - 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 (800) 426-4791.
How Can I Learn More? – You can contact the Town of Plainfield's Utility Manager by calling 839-3490 during regular business hours. Also, the Town of Plainfield Council Meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month beginning at 7:00pm. Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at 206 West Main Street.