FOR PARENTS OF INFANTS 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER
DO NOT USE THE WATER FOR INFANT FORMULA
High nitrate levels were detected on 05/30/2018.
Adults and children older than 6 months can drink the water.
A routine sample on 05/23/2018 and 05/29/2018 showed a nitrate concentration in the drinking water
of 10.7 mg/L and 10.6mg/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 are servicing our nitrate removal system.
We anticipate resolving the problem within 1 week. We will inform you when this problem has been corrected.
For more information, please contact Dale Cohee at 302-422-7117 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 Pine Haven MHP and Campsite System # 2
Public Water System ID#: DE0002002
Date Distributed: 5/31/2018