CCR 2021 (2022)
We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water contact us at (765) 676-6331. If you want to learn more, you are welcome to please contact Josh Hawkins or attend any of our regularly scheduled Council meetings that are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. We ask that our customers help us to protect our water resources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future.
HOUSEHOLD TIPS FOR PROTECTING OUR DRINKING WATER SUPPLY
• Reduce the amount of fertilizers, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals that you use. Buy only what you need so that you don’t have to dispose of leftovers. Read all the labels and follow directions.
• Use organic lawn and garden alternatives that do not contain synthetic chemical poisons. Reduce the use of products that contain any of the following words on their labels: caution, warning, danger, poison, flammable, volatile, caustic, or corrosive.
• Recycle used oil, automotive fluids, batteries, and other products. Don’t dispose of hazardous products in toilets, storm drains, wastewater systems, creeks, alleys, or the ground. This pollutes the water supply.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! 811 Underground utilities may be dangerous if encountered while digging. Before digging holes on your property, for things such as putting in a new mailbox or planting trees and shrubs, call 811. You must call at least two full working days before you dig to locate underground utilities.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water that the general population. lmmunocompromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. U.S. EPA and CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Jamestown Utilities is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting 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 at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ lead.
• For more information on Wellhead Protection, contact Josh Hawkins at (765)676- 6331.
• To learn more about groundwater protection and other drinking water resources, contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management at (317) 308-3388 or visit their website at www.in.gov/idem
Jamestown Utilities is pleased to present this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to keep you informed about the quality of your drinking water over the past year. Our goal is, and always has been, to provide you, the customer, with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We are pleased to report that our water is safe and meets all federal and state requirements.
WELLHEAD PROTECTION The source of Jamestown’s drinking water is groundwater produced from three wells. To help protect our water supply wells from potential contamination, Jamestown Utilities is currently implementing a Wellhead Protection Plan. The Wellhead Protection Plan focuses on public awareness and education and spill prevention and reporting. Emergency responders have been trained in spill response procedures. Educational information has been mailed to landowners and businesses in and around the Wellhead Protection Areas. The Wellhead Protection Plan and other educational materials are available to the public at the Jamestown Utility Office.
421 E. Main Street
Jamestown, IN, 46147
CCR 2021 (2022)