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Waste Water Treatment Annual Drinking Water Report

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The presence of contaminants in water does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk. The EPA or the state requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants we detected during the 1998 calendar year.

Terms and Abbreviations used below:

• MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

• MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as clonse to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

• AL (Action Level): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Contaminant (units)



Your water

Typical Source

Copper (ppm*)




Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching corrosion of household plumbing systems; from wood preservatives

*PPM: parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)

How can I get involved?

We encourage the local Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe members to become more involved in tribal water issues. If you are are tribal member, please join us for our monthly Utility meetings, held at 10:00 a.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Wastewater Plant.

To report violations, or for more information:
Saginaw Chippewa Utility Authority
Attn: Stanley Sineway
7375 E. Tomah Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48848
Phone: 775-7887
Fax: 775-8205

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