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Old 03-04-2014, 12:08 PM   #2841
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So we got this letter with our water bill yesterday.

It says:

"Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TTHM. The average level of TTHM over the last four quarters was 0.089 MG/L. The standard for TTHM is 0.080 MG/L.

The levels detected do not pose an immediate risk to your health.

For more information contact: Superintendant of Utilities."

Now what gets me about this is that the samples were taken between April 2013 and January 2014 .. why did they wait so long to notify us?

Gets my goat that they have apparently known but did not bother to inform. Also what the heck does it mean there is no immediate risk to our health? And just try to contact the superintendant .. voice mail ... it is all just so danged wrong !
TTHM raises your risk for some diseases, but it's not like a microbe that would probably make you sick right away.

From West Virginia University

"What are the health effects of THMs?
According to a University of Florida report, exposure to THMs may pose an increased risk of cancer. According to Rebekah Grossman, two THMs, chloroform and dibromochloromethane, are carcinogens; and another THM, bromodichloromethane, has been identified as a mutagen, which alters DNA. Mutagens are considered to affect the genetics of future generations in addition to being carcinogenic. A California study indicates that THMs may be responsible for reproductive problems and miscarriage. The study found a miscarriage rate of 15.7 percent for women who drank five or more glasses of cold water containing more than 0.075 mg/l TTHM, compared to a miscarriage rate of 9.5 percent for women with low TTHM exposure. In addition to these risks, TTHMs are linked to bladder cancer, heart, lungs, kidney, liver, and central nervous system damage."
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:55 AM   #2842
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Great info Tax .. ty !

Would have been nice if they had included something intelligent in the letter they sent to everyone ... so many people are really upset right now thinking they are all going to die .. geez .. this is a town of mainly elderly people and many do not have internet access to get info.

They are saying that decaying leaves got into the water and caused this.

Whatever it was ... I still say they really should be keeping us informed in real time .. not 9 months after they first detected the problem.

Thanks again for that info .. printed and taking it to a couple of my neighbors.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:10 AM   #2843
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Great info Tax .. ty !

Would have been nice if they had included something intelligent in the letter they sent to everyone ... so many people are really upset right now thinking they are all going to die .. geez .. this is a town of mainly elderly people and many do not have internet access to get info.

They are saying that decaying leaves got into the water and caused this.

Whatever it was ... I still say they really should be keeping us informed in real time .. not 9 months after they first detected the problem.

Thanks again for that info .. printed and taking it to a couple of my neighbors.
From what I read, decaying leaves wouldn't do that. If they added extra chlorine to the water because of the decaying leaves, that could have caused it.

Well, the elderly don't have to worry about themselves being affected by the mutagenic problems or the increased miscarriages.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #2844
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Recently our water authority had an issue with something found in one of the filters at the processing plant. I don't recall what it was. Some people were notified with a do not drink order, most were not. It got around by word of mouth and a few days had passed before some even heard about it. Me, for instance. Finally an article in the paper said that it did not effect the water supply because they caught it in time. But they were fined for not handling the notification properly. I usually drink bottled water, but I do cook with our tap water. Never had a problem.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #2845
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Well, the elderly don't have to worry about themselves being affected by the mutagenic problems or the increased miscarriages.
The couple of people I gave that too had a good laugh and appreciated the information.


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I usually drink bottled water, but I do cook with our tap water. Never had a problem.
I have been drinking bottled water since the early 70's when I got really sick from tap water that was not properly treated where I lived in Sacramento.

We got a Pur water filter that I use but still can not bring myself to drink from the tap. And probably a good thing since our house was built in 1927 and most of it is still original.

I do cook with tap water if it gets boiled. If not I use filtered water. I even give my dogs drink filtered water.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:24 PM   #2846
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I am extremely annoyed. A 5 day round trip flying on Allegiant Air to Vegas for niece's graduation costs more than 2 weeks in Mexico which would include hotel. Allegiant charges $30 for a carry on bag, and $50 for each checked bag, one way. And, as I just found out, their checked bag weight allowance is 40 lb, not 50 lb, which is standard. Our check in bag weighs 45 lb. I pack very minimally, and we have gifts to bring. I just went ahead and added the $30 for a carry on. They better not even TRY to charge me for my purse!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:02 PM   #2847
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My 2 1/2-year-old is trying to kill me! She knocked me in the head with her head earlier, then hit me in the face with a thrown toy this afternoon, and just smashed me in the mouth with my phone. She didn't intend to hit me any of those times but that doesn't mean they hurt any less! Today seems dangerous.

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:17 PM   #2848
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I re-awakened my deep fryer last week. I made some fries to go with a dinner last week. I was planning to fry some potatoes tonight to go along with the pork souvlaki steaks I was going to grill. The darned thing would not work. Plugged it into different outlets, pressed the reset button, jiggled the cord. No dice. Dead as a doornail.

So I had to heat up the CI skillet with oil I ladled out of the fryer to cook up the potatoes.

I was planning fried chicken for Thursday night...
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #2849
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I am extremely annoyed. A 5 day round trip flying on Allegiant Air to Vegas for niece's graduation costs more than 2 weeks in Mexico which would include hotel. Allegiant charges $30 for a carry on bag, and $50 for each checked bag, one way. And, as I just found out, their checked bag weight allowance is 40 lb, not 50 lb, which is standard. Our check in bag weighs 45 lb. I pack very minimally, and we have gifts to bring. I just went ahead and added the $30 for a carry on. They better not even TRY to charge me for my purse!
What PITA. I hope all goes well.
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My 2 1/2-year-old is trying to kill me! She knocked me in the head with her head earlier, then hit me in the face with a thrown toy this afternoon, and just smashed me in the mouth with my phone. She didn't intend to hit me any of those times but that doesn't mean they hurt any less! Today seems dangerous.

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(((Hugs))) I hope she stops the klutzing.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:11 AM   #2850
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[QUOTE=taxlady;1348940]TTHM raises your risk for some diseases, but it's not like a microbe that would probably make you sick right away.


I know this is an old post, but I haven't read this thread for a while.

So you won't get sick right away. Instead you will sit there for days, wondering when it's going to hit!

I'm sorry. I don't mean to make a joke out of this, but after reading some of the other threads this morning, everything is funny to me.

I love this forum.
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