Page 23 - Salem Magazine Spring 2011
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                                                   We’re pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is the Roanoke River, and three (3) ground water wells. In emergency situations we purchase or exchange water with the Western Virginia Water Authority (WVWA) which is treated water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir, Carvins Cove and Crystal Springs.
The Virginia Department of Health has completed a source water assessment for our waterworks system. This assessment provides information on
possible sources of contamination to our source water. As determined by the source water assessment, the possibility of contamination to our water source (Roanoke River) is high. This is due to the fact that surface water is exposed to an inconsistent array of contaminants at varying concentrations due to changing hydrologic, hydraulic and atmospheric conditions with land use activities of concern in the assessment area. To view a copy of this water assessment, please contact the City of Salem Water Department office at 540-375-3029.
Please remember that we need your help in the protection of this valuable water resource.
During the past year the Salem Water Department completed its ongoing
monitoring of all source water locations for Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia (no.4, no.5). We constantly monitor for various constituents in the water supply to meet all regulatory requirements. Monitoring these sites in the distribution system helps us to better protect public health.
This report shows our water quality and what it means.
If you have any questions concerning this report or your water utility, please contact
Frank Young – Chief Filter Plant Operator, Marcus Potts – Chemist, or Caleb Taylor – Director of the Water and Sewer Department at
540-375-3029. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water

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