April 27, 2022
The Beaverfork Public Water Authority is a public water system subject to regulation under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Those regulations require the notification of customers when a violation occurs and is the basis for this notice.
The water system conducted lead and copper tap sampling during the monitoring period of June through September 2021 and was required to provide the sample results to the customers at the specific locations from where the samples were collected. The sample results were not provided as required during August 2021.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national drinking water standards and has determined that the presence of lead and copper is a health concern above certain action levels.
Lead and copper can enter the water due to the corrosion of pipe and plumbing fixtures when corrosion control treatment is not optimized. The water system did not provide the results of the lead and copper samples to the customers from where the samples were collected.
Failure to meet this notification requirement does not necessarily mean that the water is unsafe or that alternate sources of water should be used.
On March 7th, 2022, the water system sent all the lead and copper analytical sample results to the customers at the locations from where the samples were collected.
Should you have any questions concerning this notice, contact Beaverfork Public Water Authority at 501-329-4200 or the Engineering Section of the Department of Health at 501-661-2623.