According to the utility manager Charles Pitman, “They are to let customers know that due to the flooding that happened at the end of May 2013, the levels of disinfection by-products were elevated for two consecutive quarters. Even though chlorine levels in the water returned to normal within days, the distribution lines were not flushed until after the by-product samples had been taken by the ADH in July 2013.”
As the notices state, the annual average is not within compliance and won’t be until the June 2013 quarterly results are no longer used to figure the average. Monitoring for these by-products is a relatively new requirement, explained Pitman.
“Mena Water Utilities is investing in capital improvements to the Iron’s For Water Treatment plant in an effort to provide consistent water-quality for our customers.”