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DRINKING WATER NOTICE


WARNING
FOR PARENTS OF INFANTS 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER

DO NOT USE THE WATER FOR INFANT FORMULA
High nitrate levels were detected on 06/12/2018.
Adults and children older than 6 months can drink the water.

A routine sample on 06/12/2018 showed a nitrate concentration in the drinking water of 12.6 mg/L and 9.3mg/L. When averaged together this is above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level, of 10 mg/L that the State of Delaware, Division of Public Health has adopted.

Possible Health Effects

  • Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the maximum contaminant level could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome. Blue baby syndrome is indicated by blueness of the skin. Nitrate is a concern for infants because they cannot process nitrates in the same way adults can.
  • Symptoms in infants can develop rapidly, with health deteriorating over a period of days. If symptoms occur in a child less than 6 months old, seek medical attention immediately.
  • If you are pregnant or have specific health concerns, you may wish to consult your doctor.

Steps We Are Taking

We anticipate resolving the problem within 30 days. We will inform you when this problem has been corrected.

For more information, please contact David Wilkerson at 302-422-4306 or Kevin Cottman Environmental Health Specialist III with the Office of Drinking Water at 302-741-8582.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.

This notice is provided by Country Club Village

Public Water System ID#: DE00A0679

Date Distributed: 6/19/2018



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