By Sara Laub
Although the water board meeting was shorter than normal, it involved some expensive information. Water users should have received a letter informing residents of the violation that the GSSD has been cited with by the EPA.
These violations include “water tests not taken and missing report violations” and could cost $37,500 each day of violation. The letter from the GSSD states:
“We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. From 2005 through 2009, we did not complete all monitoring or testing for Nitrate, total coliform bacteria, lead an copper, inorganic contaminants, pesticides, disinfection byproducts, or disinfectant residuals and therefore cannot be sure for the quality of our drinking water during that time.”
The letter continues as it reassures residents that, “the GSSD has done everything it can to correct the outstanding violations from the past; has worked with the DDW to make sure all current tests are done or scheduled by year end; has put procedures in place to assure compliance going forward.”
Residents are encouraged to share this information with all who drink the water.