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Sunday, 16 August 2015 14:32

City Flushes Well to Protect Public Health, Water Doesn't Meet Drinking Standards

Written by  Sabrina Rodriguez
City Flushes Well to Protect Public Health, Water Doesn't Meet Drinking Standards Sabrina Rodriguez/TurlockCityNews.com
Residents of Turlock noticed a lot of water in the storm basin at Summerfaire Park despite the fact California is in a drought and many recent water conservation restrictions are being imposed and enforced.

“What's up with the park off Fulkerth and Soderquist,” asked one of TurlockCityNews.com’s readers on Facebook. “It's filled with water. Looks like all the water we have saved on our lawns was thrown away.”

The City states the reason is for protecting its citizens and also clarifies that the water is not being thrown away.

The City of Turlock Municipal Service Department has sent out a press release stating, “A municipal water supply well located at the intersection of North Berkeley Avenue and Alex Way does not currently meet drinking water standards and has been taken out of service to protect public health.”

The City is working with the State Division of Drinking Water to ensure that the well meets all applicable drinking water standards before it is placed back into service.

“Unfortunately, the well must be repeatedly flushed to eliminate coliform bacteria and to reduce the level of nitrates in the water.”

“The well is being flushed to comply with State and Federal drinking water quality standards. Nevertheless, the water is not being wasted as it is being put to beneficial use elsewhere in the City,” according to the press release.

The City’s statements explain that all of the water flushed from the unsatisfactory well goes to the pond located within Donnelly Park. The well supply is said to be improving the quality of the water in the pond and also for landscape irrigation.

Water seen at Summerfaire Park will be used for landscape irrigation.

The Turlock Irrigation District may also use the water for the purpose of agricultural irrigation.

The City maintains the position that the water is not being wasted and that it does not increase overall city water consumption as it is replacing other water supplies. Also, because the water is not discharged into the drinking water system, it does not impact the City’s ability to comply with State water use reduction mandates.

And even though California is in a drought, the City says that its first priority is to protect human health.


Submitted/TurlockCityNews.com
 

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  1. Poor communication!!

Took long enough to let us know city!!!!

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  1. Unsafe?

How unsafe is it to protect our health but people are swimming in it and probably swallowing the water?

I bet the people didn't know it wasn't safe because this is the first I saw of this.

You would think the city should put out an official...

How unsafe is it to protect our health but people are swimming in it and probably swallowing the water?

I bet the people didn't know it wasn't safe because this is the first I saw of this.

You would think the city should put out an official public notice ad since we pay rates and his seems important!!!

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  1. Carla

What were the levels of contaminants and nitrates in the water before and after the flush? How often is this well being flushed? I would like to see that information made publicly available as well as what the state deems as safe levels.

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  1. Duane Costa

This is why I only use bottled water for everything! These wells are a hazard to our safety and pump cancer making chemicals directly into the blood and mouth when you cook with this water. Scary how many adults, kids, babies, and cats are...

This is why I only use bottled water for everything! These wells are a hazard to our safety and pump cancer making chemicals directly into the blood and mouth when you cook with this water. Scary how many adults, kids, babies, and cats are drinking this water and making cancer in their bodies. How long must this go on until somebody finally stands up and tells Turlock we don't want any more CANCER in our water.

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  1. Guest

It is made public they send out an annual consumer confidence report to every rate payer but I doubt anybody that frequents tcn has any clue

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  1. Byung guy lee

Pig farmer drink dirty water BOO HOO

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  1. Way to go

Gubment employees at it again, do what's best for joe taxpayer. Wonder just how dirty that was... Oh well, nothing more to see here. You may have the rest of the mouthbrearhers in turlock fooled but not me.
Keeping letting your labor get taxed...

Gubment employees at it again, do what's best for joe taxpayer. Wonder just how dirty that was... Oh well, nothing more to see here. You may have the rest of the mouthbrearhers in turlock fooled but not me.
Keeping letting your labor get taxed slaves!

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0 #7 Way to go 2015-08-19 19:13
Gubment employees at it again, do what's best for joe taxpayer. Wonder just how dirty that was... Oh well, nothing more to see here. You may have the rest of the mouthbrearhers in turlock fooled but not me.
Keeping letting your labor get taxed slaves!
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0 #6 Byung guy lee 2015-08-19 19:08
Pig farmer drink dirty water BOO HOO
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0 #5 Guest 2015-08-19 19:02
It is made public they send out an annual consumer confidence report to every rate payer but I doubt anybody that frequents tcn has any clue
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0 #4 Duane Costa 2015-08-19 18:32
This is why I only use bottled water for everything! These wells are a hazard to our safety and pump cancer making chemicals directly into the blood and mouth when you cook with this water. Scary how many adults, kids, babies, and cats are drinking this water and making cancer in their bodies. How long must this go on until somebody finally stands up and tells Turlock we don't want any more CANCER in our water.
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0 #3 Carla 2015-08-19 13:16
What were the levels of contaminants and nitrates in the water before and after the flush? How often is this well being flushed? I would like to see that information made publicly available as well as what the state deems as safe levels.
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0 #2 Unsafe? 2015-08-19 12:00
How unsafe is it to protect our health but people are swimming in it and probably swallowing the water?

I bet the people didn't know it wasn't safe because this is the first I saw of this.

You would think the city should put out an official public notice ad since we pay rates and his seems important!!!
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0 #1 Poor communication!! 2015-08-19 11:29
Took long enough to let us know city!!!!
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