Nyssa Water Works
Water Distribution System Informaton
Operating, maintaining, inspecting, and certifying the potable Water Distribution system for the City of Nyssa is the responsibility of Duane Petty with the help of Gerardo Gonzalez they are responsible for the operation and maintenance of multiple wells, miles of distribution lines, and related equipment. Certifying that the water system is safe and meets all state and federal clean and safe water requirements is a major task. Collecting usage data is also a major task completed by the water department.
Water Quality Information Website
Individuals interested in the water quality testing system, or the most recent results for the City of Nyssa may access the records by contacting city hall. Those interest in the Drinking Water Program can find out more information by clicking the link below:
State of Oregon - Drinking Water Program
Drinking Water: Nyssa Has Levels of Arsenic Above Drinking Water Standards
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR
Nyssa Has Levels of Arsenic Above Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. We received notice on April 19, 2016, that the sample collected on April 12, 2016, showed that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for Arsenic of .010. The standard for Arsenic is .010 MCL. The average level of Arsenic over the last year has been 0.0144.
What should I do?
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours. However some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL, over many years, could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
What is being done?
The City of Nyssa is working diligently to correct this problem. We anticipate resolving the problem in the very near future. We will be working with Oregon Drinking Water Program to determine the best possible solution to our problem.
For more information, please contact Duane Petty at 541-372-2264 or 301 Main St. Nyssa, Or. 97913
This notice is being sent to you by the City of Nyssa. State Water System ID# 4100579
Date distributed: _06/24/16_
*Please share this information with all 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 mail.