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Water Department - Interruption in Water Alerts

Posted on: October 17, 2017


Espanola Water System Failed to Submit Corrective Action within Required Time Frame
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Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customer, you have a right to know what happened and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation.
A routine sanitary survey conducted on July 13, 2017 by Wayne Jeffs with the New Mexico Environment Department-Drinking Water Bureau (NMED DWB) found the following deficiencies that have not been corrected:
 Deficiency 5 (001V ) Lack of an Operations and Maintenance Plan
 Deficiency 6 (005K) Improper Process Control and/or monitoring records
We were to consult with the NMED-DWB regarding the appropriate corrective actions within 30 days as required by Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Ground Water Rule. However, we failed to take these actions by the deadlines established by the NMED DWB.
What should I do?
 There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
 If you have a severely compromised immune system, have an infant, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your health care providers about drinking this water. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
*Inadequately treated water may contain disease- causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.*
These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
What is being done?
We anticipate resolving this problem by January 1, 2018.
For more information, please contact:
Steven Trujillo at (505)753-6880
Espanola Water System, NM3501921
405 N. Paseo De Onate
Espanola, NM 87532
*Please Share this information with all the other people who drink this water especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing home, 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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