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BACTERIOLOGICAL City of Farmington

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:20pm

PUBLIC NOTICE
This notice is being published as required by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH requires that the following language be included exactly as it appears in this public notice:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Bacteriological Monitoring Requirements Not Met
The Farmington public water supply is required by Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4720 to regularly submit samples to be analyzed for coliform bacteria. The required sampling was not done during November, 2013. Because we did not monitor during the compliance period, we do not know whether coliform bacteria were present in your drinking water, so we are unable to tell you whether your health was at risk during that time.
While the notice states that the “required reporting was not done for the month of November, 2013” it should be noted that monitoring was done during the month of November. In fact, 15 samples were collected during the month and all passed. The City is required to take 20 samples per month, and we failed to collect the 5 samples that should have been collected during the week of Thanksgiving. We did take 5 samples the following week, and all passed. We also collected 20 samples for the month of December and all passed.
What does this mean to me?
This is not an emergency. You do not need to boil water or use an alternative source of water at this time.
If you have questions or comments about these violations, please contact Kevin Schorzman at (651) 280-6841.
Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
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