The Lincoln County Water System Did Not Meet Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Treatment Technique Requirements for Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
Our system did not meet the treatment technique requirement at our water treatment plant for the reduction of DBP precursors (Total Organic Carbon (TOC)) to appropriate levels for our particular system. Although this situation was not an emergency and does not require that you take immediate action, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
North Carolina’s Rules Governing Public Water Systems requires that we comply with DBP precursor removal requirements. We routinely monitor for the presence of precursors within the water treatment plant(s). Test results for the time period of 7/1/2007 through 6/30/2008 showed that treatment techniques being used have been ineffective in adequately reducing the TOC levels.
What should I do?
No immediate action is required on your part at this time. You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.