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Public Notices: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
|Public Notices Published Tuesday, January 29th, 2013The Water We Drink|
City of Winnsboro Water System
Public Water Supply ID: LA 1041006
We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2011. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre su aqua potable. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien). 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(s) are listed below:
Source Name, Source Water Body Type Source Water Body Name
Well #4 Groundwater
Well #5 Groundwater
Well #1 Groundwater
Well #2 Groundwater
Well #3 Groundwater
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 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. Contaminants that may be present in source water 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 stormwater 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 stormwater 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 stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive Contaminants - which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
A Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) is now available from our office. This plan is an assessment of a delineated area around our listed sources through which contaminants, if present, could migrate and reach our source water. It also includes an inventory of potential sources of contamination within the delineated area, and a determination of the water supply’s susceptibility to contamination by the identified potential sources. According to the Source Water Assessment Plan, our water system had a susceptibility rating of HIGH. If you would like to review the Source Water Assessment Plan, please feel free to contact our office at the number provided in the following paragraph.
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 system. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. We are pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets Federal and State Requirements. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you have any questions about this report, want to attend any scheduled meetings, or simply want to learn more about your drinking water, please contact Jackie R. Johnson at 318-435-9087.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Winnsboro Water System is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The tables that follow show the results of our monitoring during the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2011. 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.
In the tables below, you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms, we’ve provided the following definitions:
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/L) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.
Parts per billion (PPB) or Micrograms per liter (ug/L) ñ one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.
Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.
Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.
Action level (AL)- the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Treatment technique (TT) - a treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Maximum contaminant level (MCL) - the “Maximum Allowed” MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL’s are set as close to the MCLG’s as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) - the “Goal” is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to human health. MCLG’s allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
During the period covered by this report we had the below noted violations of drinking water regulations.
TYPE:MONITORING, ROUTINE, (DBP), MAJOR; Category: Failure to monitor; Analyte: TOT_TTHM/HAA5; Compliance Period: 07/01/2011-09/30/2011
Our water system tested a minimum of 7 samples per month monthly sample(s) in accordance with the Total Coliform Rule for microbiological contaminants. During the monitoring period covered by this report, we had the following noted detections for microbiological contaminants:
Microbiological Result MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2011.
In the table below, we have shown the regulated contaminants that were detected at levels BELOW their maximum contaminant level. These samples, except for Lead and Copper results and surface water systems, were collected at the raw water source and represent water before any treatment, blending or distribution. As such, the consumer tap levels could be less. Chemical sampling of our drinking water may not be required on an annual basis, therefore, information provided in this table refers back to the latest year of chemical sampling results.
Regulated Collection Highest
Contaminant Date Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
Arsenic 1/25/2010 2 1-2 ppb 10 Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.
Adipate 1/25/2010 0.66 0.64-0.66 ppb 400 400 Discharge from Chemical factories.
Phthalate 1/25/2010 0.85 0.67-0.85 ppb 6 0 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories.
Fluoride 1/25/2010 0.1 0.1 ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits:
Water additive which promotes Strong teeth; Discharge fertilizer And aluminum factories
Nitrate- Nitrite 1/28/2011 2 2 ppm 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, Sewage; Erosion of natural deposits
Lead & Date 90th 95th Unit AL Sites Typical Source
Copper percentile percentile Over AL
2008-2010 0.3 0.1-0.3 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives
Lead 2008-2010 7 1-9 ppb 15 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
Radionuclides Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were found in the Calendar Year of 2011.
DBP Contaminants Monitoring Period RAA Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2011.
***Environmental Protection Agency Required Health Effect Language***
There are no additional required health effects notices.
There are no additional required health effects violation notices.
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers.
We at the WINNSBORO WATER SYSTEM work around the clock to provide top quality drinking water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect and conserve our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future. Please call our office if you have questions.
The Franklin Parish School Board is now accepting sealed bids for the lease of the bow-hunting land located on Hwy. 17, Section 16, T14N, R8E, containing approximately 69.8 acres more or less, known as the old Brush Top Archery Club. This hunting lease is for bow-hunting only.
Sealed bids must be received by 12:00 noon, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Franklin Parish School Board Office, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295. Bids will be opened at 1: p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Franklin Parish School Board, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295. Bids must be sealed and clearly marked “SEALED BID, BRUSH TOP ARCHERY CLUB.”
Successful bidders must provide proof of at least $1,000,000.00 general liability insurance. Please contact Doug Clark at 318-435-9046 for additional information.
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AUTREY - Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jacob Autrey whose last known address was 831 Highway 130, Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, please contact Attorney Caroline E. Hemphill at 318-435-9595.
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF FRANKLIN
FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
MARY CRUSE DAVIS
NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors of this succession and to all other interested persons that a first and final tableau of distribution has been filed by the administratrix of this succession along with her petition praying for homologation of the tableau and for authority to pay the debts and charges of the succession listed thereon; and that the tableau of distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition and tableau of distribution must be filed prior to homologation.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF OFFICE this 23rd day of January, 2013.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
Clerk of Court
N O T I C E
Sealed bids for the following will be received by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Procurement Section, Headquarters Administration Building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, 4th Floor East Wing S-447, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Telephone number (225/379-1444) until 10:00 A.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013. No bids will be accepted after this hour. At 10:00 A.M. of the same day and date, they will be publicly opened and read in the Headquarters Administration Building, 4th Floor East Wing S-447.
SOLICITATION/RFx NUMBER 3000001654
ANNUAL CONTRACT TO FURNISHING ASPHALTIC MIXTURE FOR HOT APPLICATION FOR A PERIOD OF SIX (6) MONTHS BEGINNING DATE OF AWARD AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2013.
The Department will award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder without discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, political affiliation or disabilities. Minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids pursuant to this advertisement.
Full information, specifications and Solicitation/RFx forms may be obtained by accessing the bid number in LaPac at wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/osp/lapac/pubmain.asp or the purchasing section listed from the above address.
Bids must be submitted on Solicitation/RFx forms provided by the Department. Evidence of authority to submit the bid shall be required in accordance with R.S. 39:1594.
The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informalities.
SHERRI H. LeBAS, P.E
CARLA J. PARENT, CPPB
DOTD PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR