I. Water System Information
Water System Name: CITY OF SHOSHONE / SHOSHONE WATER WORKS PWS #: 5320006
Water System Operator: Aaron Aggeler
Address: BOX 208 Tel #: (208) 886-2030
City, Street, Zip Code: SHOSHONE,IDAHO 83352
Population Served: 1500 Number of Connections: 650
Compliance Status: APPROVED
Date of Distribution: April 2, 2012 For Calendar Year: 2012
Regularly Scheduled Meeting(s): CITY COUNCIL MEETS THE 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su aqua beber. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (Translation: this report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it or speak with someone who understands it.)
II. Water Sources
Groundwater Sources (springs, wells, infiltration galleries):
1) Source #: WELL 1 & 2 a) Sample Location (source name): CITY SHOP
GROUNDWATER b) Location Description: 111 EAST 1ST,SHOSHONE,ID83352
2) Source #: WELL 3 a) Sample Location (source name): RESIDENCE OF WILSON F. GROUNDWATER CHURCHMAN
b) Location Description: 412 WEST D,SHOSHONE,ID83352
Source Water Assessment or Protection Plan Available? NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
III. Compliance Violations
Public notification/Record keeping: 6/01
Special monitoring requirements: NOTIFICATION IN LOCAL PAPER
Administrative or judicial orders: NONE
Consent orders: NONE
Notice of Violations (NOV): NONE
IV. Health Information
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 have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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 poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled 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.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which 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.
Contaminants that may be present in source water before we treat it include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which 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 storm water 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 storm water 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 storm water runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
System name: _CITY OF SHOSHONE / SHOSHONE WATER WORKS _______
PWS #: 5320006_____________________
Owner/Operator name: __Aaron Aggeler _____________________________
The community water system named above hereby confirms that its consumer confidence report has been distributed to customers (and/or appropriate notices of availability have been given). Further, the system certifies that the information contained in the report is correct and consistent with the compliance monitoring data previously submitted to the state Division of Environment Quality.
Certified by: Signature _________________________________________________________
Title _MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Phone 886-2030 Date 5/2/2013___
APPENDIX D-CERTIFICATION FORM
CWS name: CITY OF SHOSHONE / SHOSHONE WATER SYSTEM
PWS I.D. no: 5320006
The community water system named above hereby confirms that the Annual Water Quality Report (The Consumer Confidence Report) has been distributed to customers (and appropriate notices of availability have been given). Further, the system certifies that the information contained in the report is correct and consistent with the compliance monitoring data previously submitted to the primacy agency.
System-specific details on CCR distribution to customers are outlined below: (check all that apply)
__X__ CCR was distributed by mail or other direct delivery. Specify other direct delivery methods:
__X__ “Good faith” efforts were used to reach non-bill paying consumers. Those efforts included the following methods as recommended by the primacy agency:
__X__ advertising availability of the CCR in news media (attach copy of announcement)
__X__ posting of CCR in public places (attach a list of locations)
US Post Office
Shoshone Public Library
Certified by: Name Mary Kay Bennett
Title City Clerk/Treasurer
Phone # (208) 886-2030 Date 05/02/2013
Water Quality Report
For the City ofShoshone
Yearly Testing results and General information about your
We, the City of Shoshone, take pride in our commitment to bring safe clean water to you. Please take a moment and read through the information. We hope this will give answers and a better understanding about your water.
We also encourage public participation and input. It is your water system and your voice is important to us. Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. Please notify the City Clerk the Friday before the meeting to add something to the agenda.
Let us start off with explaining where our water comes from. The water that comes out of your faucet was once deep inside the earth. This water is known as an aquifer (underground body of water). The City has 3 potable water (water that is safe for consumption) wells and pumps that take the water from the ground and distributes that water through a net work of underground pipes that finally end up at the faucet in your kitchen sink, bathroom, outside hose bib or at a sprinkler in your yard or garden.
How deep is the water? As most people probably know by now aquifer tables around the state have been dropping over the past several years. This may be due to many years of drought, higher population, some agricultural practices etc.
The lowest aquifer table depth for the City of Shoshone was 227 feet deep April 20, 2012.
Water conservation. Because the aquifer table has been declining the need for water conservation has become more of a necessity. In 2005 the city adopted and implemented a water ordinance to reduce the demand on the water system. Thanks for your conservation efforts.
Gallons of water used for the following years:
2009 231,628,000 gallons
2010 224,570,000 gallons
2011 235,809,000 gallons
2012 261,919,000 gallons
Water sampling and testing for contaminants. There are strict federal and state regulations that require municipalities to test for potentially harmful contaminants in your drinking water. All test samples are given a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) this is the highest level considered safe by the EPA for the general public. MCL’s are set at very stringent levels for your safety. However, some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants than the general public. People with immune disorders or other health issues should seek advice about their drinking water from their health providers. For more information, please contact the Department of Environmental Quality at phone # (208) 736-2190.
Testing of the water samples. An independent certified lab does all the testing for the City ofShoshone. The lab sends all test results to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and a copy of those results to the City ofShoshone for its records.
When a test shows positive for coliform bacteria, immediate follow up tests are then taken from the original sample site, up-stream properties, down-stream properties and one of the samplers choice. If one of those 4 samples test positive, than the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality gives further instructions. Then the following month after the original positive sample, 5 samples will be tested instead of the normal 2 for that month. This is done even if there is no fecal coliform detected
Please help us protect your drinking water. Because of the potential health hazards of underground sprinkler systems back siphoning microorganisms and chemicals into the water systems, the state of Idaho requires all property owners to install the proper backflow assemblies on all underground sprinkler systems. IdahoState law requires these backflow assemblies to be properly installed and tested once a year on an annual basis by a person with a certified backflow assembly tester license. Because of the potential health hazard, properties without the proper backflow assemblies may have their City water temporally shut down until the proper backflow is installed.
Backflow assembly for irrigation systems must be checked yearly. To find a person with a certified backflow assembly license, check the yellow pages for lawn, garden, and sprinkler professionals.
Water Quality Data Worksheet
MCLG = Maximum Contaminant Level Goal
MCL = Maximum Contaminant Level
MFL = million fibers per liter
mrem/yr = millirems per year (a measure of radiation
absorbed by the body)
ntu = nephelometric turbidity units (surface water systems only)
pCi/L = picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppm = parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/L)
ppb = parts per billion or micrograms per liter (Fg/L)
ppt = parts per trillion or nanograms per liter
ppq = parts per quadrillion or picograms per liter
TT = treatment technique
ND = Not detected
Concerns for last year’s water testing: (First Quarterly test for Gross Alpha was missed because of operator error)
Highest Level Detected:
Health Effects Language
Discharge from rubber and plastic factories; Leaching from landfills
Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.
Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.
By-product of drinking water disinfection.
Total Haloacetic acids
By-product of drinking water disinfection.
Gross Alpha Activity
(includes Radium and Uranzum
2 samples per
Erosion of natural deposits
Human and animal fecal waste.
Total Coliform Bacteria
Natural present in the environment.
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
*For a more detailed list, please contact the City of Shoshone.*
Health Effects Language
Some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of the MCL over many years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones. Children may get mottled teeth.
Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.
Some people who drink water containing inorganic mercury well in excess of the MCL over many years could experience kidney damage.
Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome.
Selenium is an essential nutrient. However, some people who drink water containing selenium in excess of the MCL over many years could experience hair or fingernail losses, numbness in fingers or toes, or problems with their circulation.
Some people who drink water containing thallium in excess of the MCL over many years could experience changes in their blood, or problems with their kidneys, intestines, or liver.
Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides
2,4-D. Some people who drink water
containing the weed-killer 2,4-D well in excess of the MCL over many years could experience problems with their kidneys, liver or adrenal glands.
24. 2,4,5-TP [Silvex](ppb)
Some people who drink water containing silvex in excess of the MCL over many years could experience liver problems.
Some people who drink water containing alachlor in excess of the MCL over many years could have problems with their eyes, liver, kidneys, or spleen, or experience anemia, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Some people who drink water containing atrazine in well excess of the MCL over many years could experience problems with their cardiovascular system or reproductive difficulties.
28. Benzo(a)pyrene [PAH]
Some people who drink water containing benzo(a)pyrene in excess of the MCL over many years may experience reproductive difficulties and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
BURNING IN CITY LIMITS
CALL BEFORE YOU BURN 886-7500.
NO BURNING ON PAVED STREETS
Respect those with respiratory problems and do not burn around them.
Would you like to get your utility bills by e-mail?
The City of Shoshone has the ability to send bills by e-mail if there is enough interest in receiving bills by e-mail.
Contact City Hall if you’re interested.
City streets and alleys are not for storage or to be blocked. Parking in alleys is not permitted. Utility employees and the Fire Department need access to utility lines. Vehicles parked in alleys will be towed away at owner’s expense.
Visitors with RV’s can only stay parked on the City Street for 14 days.
LICENSES! Every dog needs one!
Dogs are to be licensed yearly. (2011 Licenses are available)
Dogs are to be walked on a leash.
Dogs are to be confined in your yard and not running at large.
You are responsible for your dog’s actions.
1st Violation $ 50.00
2nd Violation $100.00
3rd Violation $300.00
Irrigation rules are still in effect. Watering will only be allowed on appropriate irrigation days 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. No open hoses are allowed. Those with sprinkler systems water after 10:00 p.m.
Even Numbered Addresses – Will water on even numbered calendar days
Odd Numbered Addresses – Will water on odd numbered calendar days.
Public Entities – Monday, Wednesday, Friday
The CityPark is for everyone to use.
To use the pavilion and gazebo please call City Hall to reserve.
NO glass containers in the park
No Bicycles allowed in the park
NO dogs allowed in the park
New sidewalks are being added under an ADA grant to make the park more accessible to handicap visitors.
Park closes at 11:00 p.m.
Stray cats are also a problem. Please do not feed stray cats outside, that invite skunks into the City. Neuter and spay your animal friends and keep the cat and dog populations down.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep property free of garbage, unlicensed vehicles, weeds, and nuisances. It is also the owner’s responsibility to keep alleys and curb areas between street and curbs/sidewalks weed free.
BUILDING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED – EVEN FOR THOSE BUILDINGS SUCH AS CARPORTS, SHEDS, and DECKS. HAVE QUESTIONS? CALL CITY HALL AT 886-2030
Call the Library @ 886-2843 for more information
Shoshone Public Library Hours are as follows:
Tuesday 12 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 12 – 8 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 12 – 5 p.m.
Saturday 12 – 3 p.m.
Yard Sales are limited to 1 every 6 months for 5 consecutive days only. Continuous sales are not allowed. City Code 8.16.064
The City is pleased to announce that City Codes can be accessed on the web at shoshonecity.com then go to services. Word searches are available.
Animals in town are becoming a big problem.
No farm animals are allowed to reside in the city limits. That includes horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, chickens, or rabbits. City Code 6.08
Slaughtering of Animals inside the City limits is also prohibited. City Code 6.08.100
Dogs are regulated by the City Code 6.04.010. Three (3) dogs per house hold. Dogs need to be confined to your property and on a leash when being walked. You are responsible for your dog’s actions. Vicious dogs are not allowed in the City.
With the coming of the summer months and increased activities, the Shoshone Police Department would like to remind members of the community to watch out for pedestrians including children.
Please take the time to safeguard any valuable property. There has been an influx of theft crimes. Crimes of this nature are a crime of opportunity. The most effective way to detour such crime is not given the potential opportunity to would-be-thieves. As always, please immediately call and report and and all suspicious persons and/or incidents to you local authorities. Emergency call 911, Non-Emergency 886-2036 or City Hall 886-2030.
Curfews are being enforced. Children under the age of 18
11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
1:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
With kids getting out of school for the summer in the near future the Shoshone Police Dept. would also like to ask the public to pay more attention for children and adult pedestrians, especially in areas of high traffic volume and crosswalks.
SIDEWALKS: Some sidewalks within the City limits are becoming broken and in drastic need of repair. As property owners, you are responsible for the repairs of sidewalks that border your property. If someone falls on these sidewalks that are in disrepair, you will be held responsible for medical issues that may occur. Idaho code 50-314 through 50-317 and City Code 12.04 address the repairs of sidewalks.
Please assess the condition of your sidewalks and make repairs.