Monitoring Requirements Not Met for City of Bonifay Water Department

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard in the 3rd Quarter 2016.Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what is being doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether our drinking water meets health standards. During 3rd Quarter 2016 we did not monitor or test for certain contaminant(s) at the required monitoring sites and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time; however, we have never had high levels of these contaminants in the past.

What Should I Do?

There is nothing you need to do at this time.
The table below lists the contaminant(s) we did not properly test for during the last year, how often we are supposed to sample for these contaminants and how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were (or will be) taken.

Contaminants Required
Sampling Frequency/Location
Number of samples taken/location
When samples should have been taken
When samples will be taken
Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts¹ (Total Trihalomethanes & Haloacetic Acids)
Annual sampling in 3rd Quarter - One sample at maximum residence time

0 - sample for total trihalomethanes and five haloacetic acids

1 - sample for total trihalomethanes and five haloacetic acids

3rd Quarter 2016 (July - September)

4th Quarter 2016 (Oct-December) November 7, 2016

What is being done?

The sample was taken November 7, 2016 in the 4th Quarter of 2016 (October-December). The sample results were below the contaminant levels and indicates that our water meets health standards.

For more information, please contact Sara A. Ward at (850) 547-2701

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 homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or email.

This notice is being sent to you by the City of Bonifay. State Water System ID#:PWS 1300083

Date distributed: 12/28/2016

¹Total trihalomethanes include: chloroform, bromoform, bromodichloromethane and dibromochloromethane. Haloacetic Acids include: monochloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoaceti