Town of Robersonville, NC

Utilities & Public Works

Robersonville Wastewater Facility

Managed by:

ENVIROLINK, INC.
James Pittman, ORC
Phone: (252) 508-0313
Fax: (252) 508-0329

Facility Type
Biological Nutrient Removal
Land Application of Sludge
Member of Tar-Pamlico River Basin
NPDES Permit # 0026042

The Town of Robersonville recently completed construction of its Lab and Wastewater Facilities, thus expanding its previous 1.8 mgd of Wastewater. This facility is on a 140 acre site. A cattle operation and the harvesting of Bermuda grass supplement the Wastewater Operation.



Robersonville Public Works & Utilities

Town of Robersonville
300 South Broad Street
PO Box 487
Robersonville, NC. 27871
Phone:(252) 508-0337
Fax:(252) 508-0330
Superintendent: R. Stacy Scott

Engineering
Wooten Company
(919) 828-0531 Raleigh Office
(252) 757-1096 Greenville Office

Solid Waste
Recycling and Residential Solid Waste.
Collection provided by Martin County.

Streets
Town provides street and sidewalk maintenance, leaf collection, residential yard waste, and bulk item disposal.

Water
Town operates 7 deep wells, 3 elevated tanks (1.3 mg total) storage available capacity upon request.

Electric
Town is a public power community and a member of North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and provides service to 1200 customers.



  

 

 

 

2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Town of Robersonville

PWS ID #04-59-015

  We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Included are details about from where your water comes, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water and to providing you with this information, because informed customers are our best allies. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water, please contact the Town Manager, Elizabeth Jenkins at (252) 508-0311.   We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. The regularly scheduled meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in Town Hall which is located at 114 South Main Street.

 What EPA Wants You to Know

 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 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 (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 transplants, 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 and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious 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. The Town of Robersonville 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

 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 microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water 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 storm water runoff, and residential uses; organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

 In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

 When You Turn on Your Tap, Consider the Source

 The water that is used by the Town of Robersonville is ground water from 7 wells located in the Black Creek Aquifer. 

 Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Results

 The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Public Water Supply (PWS) Section, Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) conducted assessments for all drinking water sources across North Carolina. The purpose of the assessments was to determine the susceptibility of each drinking water source (well or surface water intake) to Potential Contaminant Sources (PCSs). The results of the assessment are available in SWAP Assessment Reports that include maps, background information and a relative susceptibility rating of Higher, Moderate or Lower.

 The relative susceptibility rating of each source for the Town of Robersonville was determined by combining the contaminant rating (number and location of PCSs within the assessment area) and the inherent vulnerability rating (i.e., characteristics or existing conditions of the well or watershed and its delineated assessment area). The assessment findings are summarized in the table below:

 

Susceptibility of Sources to Potential Contaminant Sources (PCSs)

 

Source Name

Susceptibility Rating

SWAP Report Date

Well # 1, 2, 3, 6, 8

Moderate

March 2010

Well #4 and 7

Lower

March 2010

 

The complete SWAP Assessment report for the Town of Robersonville may be viewed on the Web at: http://swap.deh.enr.state.nc.us/swap/. Note that because SWAP results and reports are periodically updated by the PWS Section, the results available on this web site may differ from the results that were available at the time this CCR was prepared. If you are unable to access your SWAP report on the web, you may mail a written request for a printed copy to: Source Water Assessment Program – Report Request, 1634 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1634, or email requests to swap@ncmail.net. Please indicate your system name, PWSID, and provide your name, mailing address and phone number. If you have any questions about the SWAP report please contact the Source Water Assessment staff by phone at 919-715-2633.

 It is important to understand that a susceptibility rating of “higher” does not imply poor water quality, only the systems’ potential to become contaminated by PCS’s in the assessment area.

 Violations that Your Water System Received for the Report Year 2013 

During the 2013 compliance period, we are pleased to report there were no violations.

 Water Quality Data Table of Detected Contaminants

 We routinely monitor for over 150 contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected in the last round of sampling for the particular contaminant group. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 through December 31, 2013.  The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than one year old.

 Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted.

  

Important Drinking Water Definitions:   

 Not-Applicable (N/A) – Information not applicable/not required for that particular water system or for that particular rule.

 Non-Detects (ND) - Laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present at the level of detection set for the particular methodology used.

 Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/L) - One part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.

 Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ug/L) - One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.

 Action Level (AL) - The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. 

 Maximum Residual Disinfection Level (MRDL) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

 Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) - 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.

 Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - 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.

Extra Note: MCLs are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.

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Secondary Contaminants, required by the NC Public Water Supply Section, are substances that affect the taste, odor, and/or color of drinking water. These aesthetic contaminants normally do not have any health effects and normally do not affect the safety of your water.

 Water Characteristics Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

 

Sample Date

Your

Water

Range

Low/High    

Secondary MCL

Sodium (ppm)

2013

162.65

N/A

N/A

pH

2013

7.4

N/A

6.5 to 8.5

Sulfate

2013

15.1

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Inorganic Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

 

MCL Violation

Y/N

Your

Water

 

Range

 

MCLG

 

MCL

Likely Source of Contamination

 

Fluoride (ppm)

 

N

 

1.40

 

 

 

 

N/A

 

4

 

4

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

 Lead and Copper Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

 

Sample Date

Your

Water

# of sites found above the AL

MCLG

MCL

Likely Source of Contamination

Copper (ppm)

(90th percentile)

2011

0.41

0

1.3

AL=1.3

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives

Lead (ppb)

(90th percentile)

2011

7.0

 

0

0

AL=15

Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits

 

 

Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

 

Sample Date

MCL/MRDL

Violation

Y/N

Your

Water

(AVG)

Range

Low     High

MCLG

MCL

Likely Source of Contamination

TTHM (ppb)                                [Total Trihalomethanes]

 

2011

N

26.0

22.0-30.0

N/A

80

By-product of drinking water chlorination

HAA5 (ppb)

[Total Haloacetic Acids]

 

2011

N

5.8

3.8-7.8

N/A

60

By-product of drinking water disinfection

Chlorine (ppm)

 

2013

N

0.79

0.54-1.21

MRDL=

4

MRDL= 4

Water additive used to control microbes

 

 

 


 

 
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