2022 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
PWSID #: 6120001 NAME: Driftwood Borough
Este informe contiene información importante acerca de su agua potable. Haga que alguien lo traduzca para usted, ó hable con
alguien que lo entienda. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Have someone translate it for you,
or speak with someone who understands it.)
WATER SYSTEM INFORMATION:
This report shows our water quality and what it means. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water
utility, please contact Daniel Woods at 814-546-2832 . We want you to be informed about your water supply. If you want to learn
more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held at 7:00PM the first Monday of Each month in the
Driftwood Senior Center building.
SOURCE(S) OF WATER:
Our water source is surface water collected from Nanny Run Reservoir and is filtered at the slow sand filtration plant also located on
A Source Water Assessment of our source was completed by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (Pa. DEP). The
Assessment has found that our source is potentially most susceptible to Petroleum Pipelines and Transportation Corridors.
Overall, our source has moderate risk of significant contamination. A summary report of the Assessment is available on the
Source Water Assessment & Protection web page at
( http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/watermgt/wc/Subjects/SrceProt/SourceAssessment/default.htm ). Complete reports were
distributed to municipalities, water supplier, local planning agencies and PADEP offices. Copies of the complete report are
available for review at the Pa. DEP North Central Regional Office, Records Management Unit at ( 570 ) 327-3636 .
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, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and
infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water
from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection
by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline
MONITORING YOUR WATER:
We routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws. The following tables show the
results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2022. The State allows 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 is from
prior years in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The date has been noted on the sampling results table.
Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a
water system must follow.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as
close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – 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.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is
convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known
or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Minimum Residual Disinfectant Level (MinRDL) – The minimum level of residual disinfectant required at the entry point to the
Treatment Technique (TT) – A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Mrem/year = millirems per year (a measure of radiation
absorbed by the body)
pCi/L = picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)
ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (μg/L)
ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)
ppq = parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter
ppt = parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter
DETECTED SAMPLE RESULTS:
Contaminant MCL in
Sources of Contamination
distribution sys. MRDL= 4 MRDLG=
4 2.12 ppm 1.16 – 1.80 ppm 11/14/2022 N Water additive used to control
Barium (ppm) 2 2 0.019 ppm A ppm 5/10/22 N Discharge of drilling wastes;
Discharge from metal refineries;
Erosion of natural deposits
Nitrate (ppm) 10 0 <0.1 ppm A ppm
Run off from fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; Erosion of natural
Nitrite (ppm) 1 0 <0.1 ppm A ppm
Run off from fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; Erosion of natural
HAA5 (ppb) 60 NA 62.6 ppb 23.3-79.7 ppb 9/11/22 N By-product of drinking water
TTHM (ppb) 80 NA 51.5 ppb 30.3-94.8 ppb 9/11/22 N By-product of drinking water
A -There is no range of Detection because only one sample was required to be taken this year.
“We had no detections of Radium 226 or 228, Volatile Organic or Synthetic Compounds this year.”
Entry Point Disinfectant Residual
Chlorine (ppm) 0.2 0.86 ppm 0.86-2.34
ppm ppm 6/5/2022 N Water additive used to
Lead and Copper
MCLG 90 th
Units # of Sites
Lead 9/11/22 15 0 0.91 ppb ppb 0 out of 5 N Corrosion of household
Copper 9/11/22 1.3 1.3 0.241 ppm ppm 0 out of 5 N Corrosion of household
Contaminant MCL MCLG Highest # or
For systems that collect <40
More than 1 positive monthly
0 0% N Naturally present in the
Bacteria or E. coli
0 0 0% N Human and animal fecal
Contaminant MCL MCLG Level
Turbidity TT=2 NTU for a single
01/05/22 N Soil runoff.
TT= at least 95% of
monthly samples<1.0 NTU
100% All N
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through 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:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water run-off,
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.
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, EPA and DEP prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. FDA and DEP 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 Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
Information about Lead
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking
water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Driftwood Borough Water is responsible
for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has
been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using
water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in
drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at
The Driftwood Borough Council, Daniel Woods, and Leonard Young Jr. are continually working to improve the filter plant operations, and
keep the water loss to a minimum. We have done a lot of work to do to reduce the water usage as a whole to ensure the system didn’t run dry this
summer or in future dry periods.
Leonard Young Jr. said: The filter Plant has been running well without major issues. The operator and Borough Council have
distribution system leaks under control. There are some valve boxes and hydrants in the distribution system that still needs attention.
All the work that has been done and is in progress takes time and money but it is to ensure your water meats DEP regulations, is clean,
and safe to consume.
The Council has spent countless hours working to ensure the people on the Driftwood Water System have safe drinking water
and should receive a Thank You from every one on the system.