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CCR Report

INTRODUCTION
The Frankfort Water System has prepared the following report to provide information to you, the consumer,
on the quality of our drinking water. This report is required as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act
Reauthorization of 1996 and is required to be delivered to the customers by July of 2022. “In 2021 we had an
unconditioned license to operate our water system.” Included within this report are general health
information, water quality test results, and water system contacts.
WHAT’S THE SOURCE OF YOUR DRINKING WATER?
The Village of Frankfort receives its drinking water from two wells located near Brad Lightle Memorial Park.
These wells pump water to the water plant where the water is treated. The water plant removes iron and
manganese to help prevent discolored water. The Village of Frankfort also softens the water.
Ohio EPA completed a study of the Village of Frankfort’s source of drinking water, to identify potential
contaminant sources and provide guidance on protecting the drinking water source. According to this study,
the aquifer (water rich zone) that supplies water to the Village of Frankfort has a high susceptibility to
contamination. This determination is based on the following:
 Presence of a relatively thin protective layer of clay/shale/other overlying the aquifer,
 Shallow depth (less than 50 feet below ground surface) of the aquifer, and
 Presence of significant potential contaminant sources in the protection area.
This susceptibility means that under currently existing conditions, the likelihood of the aquifer becoming
contaminated is relatively high. This likelihood can be minimized by implementing appropriate protective
measures. More information about the source water assessment or what consumers can do to help protect
the aquifer is available by calling:
Frankfort Water Plant (740) 998-5261.
WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION TO DRINKING WATER?
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include; rivers, lakes, streams, pond, springs
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or though 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: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and
bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and
wildlife; (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salt and metals which can be naturally occurring or result from
urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or
farming; (C)Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban
storm water runoff and residential uses; (D) Organic 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 storm water runoff and septic systems; (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be
naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of
certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for
contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
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. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA –
Safe Drinking Water hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
WHO NEEDS TO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS?
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone
organ transplants, person with HIV/ AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be
particularly at risk from infection. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and
other contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN DECISIONS CONCERNING MY DRINKING WATER?
Public participation and comments are encouraged at regular Council Meetings; they occur the second
Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building. For More information on your drinking water
contact The Frankfort Water Plant (740) 998-5261.
DEFININTIONS OF SOME TERMS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS REPORT:
 Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which
there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG’s allow a margin of safety.
 Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of 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.
 Parts per Million (PPM) or Milligrams per Liter (mg/L) are units of measure for concentrations of a
contaminant. A part per million corresponds to one second in a little over 11.5 days.
 Parts per Billion (PPB) or Micrograms per Liter (ug/L) are units of measure for concentration of a
contaminant. A part per billion corresponds to one second in 31.7 years.
 Action Level (AL); the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded triggers treatment or other
requirements which a water system must follow.
 Picocuries per liter (pCi/L): A common measure of radioactivity.
 Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of residual disinfectant below which
there is no known or expected risk to health.
 Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest residual disinfectant level allowed.
 The “<” symbol: A symbol which means less than. A result of <5 means that the lowest level that could
be detected was 5 and the contaminant in that sample was not detected.
 NA = not applicable
ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER:
The EPA requires regular sampling to ensure drinking water safety. The Village of Frankfort conducts sampling
for bacteria, nitrate, lead, copper, volatile organic chemicals, radiological and synthetic organic chemicals,
most of which were not detected in the Village of Frankfort’s water supply. The Ohio EPA requires us to
monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do
not change frequently. Some of our data, though accurate, are more than one year old.
MONITORING AND REPORTING VIOLATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
During 2021 there were no monitoring or reporting violations, public notice violations, failure to issue public
education requirements, or violations of terms of an administrative order, bilateral compliance agreement,
findings and orders or a judicial order.
TABLE OF DETECTED CONTAMINANTS
Listed below is information on those contaminants that were found in the Village of Frankfort’s drinking
water.

 

 

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