City of Senatobia

2022 Consumer Confidence Report PWS ID# 0690005

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Is my watersafe?
We are pleased to present this year’s Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)as required by the SafeDrinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about whereyour water comesfrom, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.
Do I need to takespecial precautions?
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 haveundergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systemdisorders, some elderly, and infants canbe particularly at risk frominfections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate meansto lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).

Where does my water comefrom?
Our watercomes from the Lower WilcoxAquifer. The Cityhas 5 deepwells to serveits customers.
Source water assessment and its availability
A source water assessment has been completed and copies are available at the PublicWorks Department Office located at 405 Strayhorn Street.
Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?

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 posesa health risk.More information aboutcontaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

The sources of drinking water (both tap water andbottled 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: microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that 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 stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be theresult of oiland gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure thattap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. The wells for The City of Senatobia have received moderate susceptibility rankings to contamination.

How can I get involved?
You are welcometo call our office at 662-562-8288. Our office hoursare 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.
Regulation Governing Fluoridation of Community Water Supplies
To comply with the “Regulation Governing Fluoridation of Community Water Supplies”, MS0690005 is required to report certain results pertaining to fluoridation of our watersystem. The number of months in the previous calendar year thataverage fluoride sampleresults were

within the optimal rangeof 0.6 – 1.2 ppm was 2. The percentage of fluoride samples collected in the previous calendar year that was within the optimal range of 0.6 – 1.2 ppm was 27%.

Additional Information for Lead

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 City of Senatobia 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

Water Quality Data Table

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the calendar year of this report. Although many more contaminants were tested, only those substances listed below were found in your water. All sources of drinking water contain some naturally occurring contaminants. At low levels, these substances are generally not harmful in our drinking water. Removing all contaminants would be extremely expensive, and in most cases, would not provide increased protection of public health. A few naturally occurring minerals may actually improve the taste of drinking water and have nutritional value at low levels. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of the report. The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination. As such, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. In this table you will find terms and abbreviations that might not be familiar to you. To help you better understand these terms, we have provided the definitions below the table.

Contaminants MCLG MCL, Range Violation Typical Source
or TT, or Your Sample
MRDLG MRDL Water Low High Date
Radioactive contaminants
Gross Alpha (PCI/L) 0 15 3.1 NA NA 2018 No Erosion of NaturalDeposits
Radium-226 (PCI/L) NA NA 0.37 NA NA 2019 No Erosion of Natural Deposits
Radium- 228 (PCI/L) NA NA 1.0 NA NA 2019 No Erosion of NaturalDeposits
Combined Radium (-226 & -228) (PCI/L) 0 5 1.37 NA NA 2019 No Erosionof Natural Deposits
Contaminants MCLG MCL, Range Violation Typical Source
or TT, or Your Sample
MRDLG MRDL Water Low High Date
Disinfectants & Disinfectant By-Products
(There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary forcontrol of microbial contaminants)
Chlorine (as Cl2) (ppm) 4 4 1.50 0.23 2.76 2022 No Water additive used to control microbes
TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes]


NA 80 26.2 NA NA 2022 No By-product of drinking water disinfection
Haloacetic acids Haa5 (ppb) NA 60 9.36 NA NA 2022 No By-product of drinking water disinfection
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 1.35 0.38 1.35 2022 No Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
Barium (ppm) 2 2 .0215 .010 .0215 2022 No Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits
Cyanide (ppm) 0.20 0.20 .015 <.015 .015 2022 No Discharge from steel/metal factories; discharge from plastic and fertilizer factories
Chromium (ppm) 0.10 0.10 .0005 <.0005 .0005 2022 No Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits
Nitrates (ppm) 10 10 <0.08 <0.08 <0.08 2022 No Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septictanks, sewage; erosion of natural


Nitrites (ppm) 1 1 0.0435 <0.02 0.0435 2022 No Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching fromseptic tanks,

sewage; erosionof natural deposits

Nitrates- Nitrites (ppm) 10 10 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 2022 No Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septictanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits
Contaminants MCLG AL Your Sample # Samples Exceeds Typical Source
Water Date ExceedingAL AL
Inorganic Contaminants
Lead – action levelat consumer taps (ppb) 0 15 1 2022 0 No Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits
Copper – action level at consumer taps (ppm) 1.3 1.3 0.4 2022 0 No Corrosion of household plumbing systems;Erosion of natural deposits
Unit Descriptions
Term Definition
ppm ppm: partsper million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)
ppb ppb: partsper billion, or micrograms per liter (µg/L)
NA NA: notapplicable
ND ND: Not detected
NR NR: Monitoring not required, butrecommended.
pCi/L Picocuries per liter is a measure of radioactivity on water.
Important Drinking Water Definitions
Term Definition
MCLG MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: Thelevel of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCL MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs areset as closeto the MCLGsas feasible using the best available treatment technology.
TT TT: Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
AL AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a watersystem must follow.
Variances and Exemptions Variances andExemptions: State or EPA permission not to meetan MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions.
MRDLG MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfection level goal. The level of a drinking waterdisinfectant below whichthere is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
MRDL MRDL: Maximum residual disinfectant level. 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.
MNR MNR: Monitored Not Regulated
MPL MPL: State Assigned Maximum Permissible Level
For more information please contact:
Contact Name: David Cook


P.O. Box 1020

Senatobia, MS 38668

Phone: 662-562-8288


Please note this report will not be mailed to each customer. A copy of this report is available at the Utility Department office located at 133 North Front Street.