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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/07/2019 02:58 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/07/2019 02:58 PM
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No Harmful Algal Blooms Found in CCWD Water Supply Testing

San Andreas, CA...Over the past few months, harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been identified in Calaveras County and throughout California by the State Water Resources Control Board, including in New Melones and New Hogan reservoirs (click here for more information). In light of these concerns, the Calaveras County Water District collected water samples in all rivers, lakes and reservoirs that are used to supply drinking water to customers and sent them to a lab for analysis. All test results came back negative for HABs, which means that harmful algae was not present at those sampling locations.





CCWD took samples at the following locations:
  • White Pines Lake at the community park
  • Hunter Reservoir in Avery
  • CCWD tunnel tap off of the Collierville tunnel in Avery
  • San Antonio Creek in Sheep Ranch
  • Lake Tulloch on Black Creek Arm at the Copper Cove HOA Kiva boat docks
  • Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River at pump station on Charles Ave. in West Point
  • Bear Creek at Robinville Drive in West Point
  • Regulating Reservoir off of Winton Road in West Point
  • New Hogan Reservoir at the northwest arm in Valley Springs
If a HAB is present in a community water source, the treatment technology used at the District’s water plants is highly likely to remove all harmful algae. However, the most prudent way to protect the water supply is to eliminate HABs at the source.

In addition to testing drinking water supplies, CCWD also took samples at the treated wastewater storage pond on Sandalwood Drive in Forest Meadows. Although the test results were negative for HABs, the storage pond has experienced particularly aggressive algae blooms this year. While these algae blooms are not toxic, CCWD is taking steps to remove algae from the pond and remediate the situation.

Over the past five years, warmer temperatures in the summer have led to an increase in algae blooms. HABs are problematic because they can affect multiple beneficial uses including recreation, aquatic life, and drinking water by reducing aesthetics, lowering dissolved oxygen concentration, causing taste and odor problems, and producing potent toxins, according to the State Water Board.

Per the State Water Board, dogs and children are most likely to be affected by HABs, because of their smaller body size and tendency to play in the water for longer periods. Dogs are especially susceptible, because they swallow more water while swimming and are less deterred by unsightly, smelly water that may contain HABs.

Even though all of CCWD’s testing came back negative for HABs, residents should be aware that toxins could develop after testing occurred or be present in other portions of these bodies of water, even if an algae bloom is not visible. CCWD urges residents to take the precautionary measures recommended by the State Water Board:
  • Heed all instructions on posted advisories, if present
  • Avoid algae and scum in the water and on the shore
  • Keep an eye on children and pets (dogs)
  • If you think a HAB is present, do not let pets and other animals go into or drink the water, or eat scum/algal accumulations on the shore
  • Don’t drink the water or use it for cooking
  • Wash yourself, your family and your pets with clean water after water play
  • If you catch fish, throw away guts and clean fillets with tap water or bottled water before cooking
For more information about precautionary measures that can be taken, click here. To report algae blooms, go to the California HABs Portal. CCWD takes HABs seriously, and will continue monitoring public water supplies to protect public health and safety.

For more information go to www.ccwd.org or contact the Customer Service Department at customerservice@ccwd.org or (209) 754-3543.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-07 15:03:26   By: Anonymous
 
I was wondering why I had the shi+s this morning

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    Posted on: 2019-09-07 20:44:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Its the paramecium, son. Those little single cell organisms floating arou.nd your CCWD-provided glass of water. But good news they only affect the guts of angry, white fols, in other words, Republicans. They get deep into their bowels, burrow into the intra-cellulite defestation and the next thing you know, they are relieving themselves in every starbucks between valley springs and sonora. ever wonder why starbucks is always out of toilet paper? well its all due to Republicans suffering from paramecitis. so next time you need to go to the bathroom, go to mcdonalds. only democrats go to mickey-Ds.

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      Posted on: 2019-09-08 13:20:44   By: Anonymous
       
      😄 oh man that was funny. A Democrat at McDonald's.
      Like a Democrap had a job to order food??? hehehe. You a funny guy. Chances are a Democrat stole the bathroom tissue in the first place. Lord knows, those demo 💩's smell like they keep reusing their 🚽 paper.

      At least there's no bad news here today. Do you know why?
      The reason is, this site has no news....like usual.

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        Posted on: 2019-09-09 08:01:27   By: Anonymous
         
        You sure do like those little pointless emogis, kind of like your pointless empty and very stupid response. Typical of the very slow trump supporters. Get ready for the orange d bags big loss in 2020. It's as if he's trying desperately to sabotage his own re election. Even john Hamilton hasn't shared his beloved trump news due to such irratic behavior, demented tweeting, sharpie delusions, terrorist loving taliban, taking money from military soldiers and families for a wall meant to be built by Mexico and on and on. Trump is killing his presidency, sure he still has people like yourself that are completely oblivious but at this point come on. No one is truly this blind. It's only a projectile S H I T show covering the entire county and it's population. When faux news is no longer sugar coating this moron you are in trouble.

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We, the people want truth and transparency
Posted on: 2019-09-07 15:48:01   By: Anonymous
 
Will they anytime soon be testing for arsenic and mercury left over from mining times? It is making it's way into our water and food. Oh wait....the hospital now has cancer treatment.

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    Re: We, the people want truth and transparency
    Posted on: 2019-09-07 16:24:05   By: Anonymous
     
    Take two chemo tablets 500mg. you'll be fine in the morning, CCWD

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      Re: We, the people want truth and transparency
      Posted on: 2019-09-07 18:48:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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        Re: We, the people want truth and transparency
        Posted on: 2019-09-07 19:00:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Go back to the woodshed and do what you do best , on your knees b**ch !

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          Re: We, the people want truth and transparency
          Posted on: 2019-09-07 20:13:46   By: Anonymous
           


          I will meet you out there big boy!

          I will even bring the lube!

          I know how to take it in the ass like any true Air Force Man would!!

          I can swallow semen like any true navy man can!!

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          Re: We, the people want truth and transparency/\/\ woodshed
          Posted on: 2019-09-07 20:59:24   By: Anonymous
           
          I go to McD's a lot. Doesn't mean I'm a Democrat though! So you shouldn't make assumptions like that. I bet that was Tronald making that statement and hiding behind his momma lol!

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            Re: We, the people want truth and transparency/\/\ woodshed
            Posted on: 2019-09-09 08:17:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Steven the fact that you are this stupid and actually write crap like this shows just how childish, severly uneducated and extremely mentally impaired you are. Even the woodshed has more brains. Now, get back to telling everyone your life story like that of a burned out tweaker. No one cares about your low sperm count, ms whipple, cabooses, woodsheds, deep anal cavity states, heart meds, sex crazed reefer madness orgies, the neighbors cow, living the hard knocks life, or spending time being a prostitute on the tenderloin. We get it, you love trains, alice montgomery and enjoy finger painting like that of a retard. Kudos amd lol..huh? Yes ditto!

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              Re: We, the people want truth and transparency/\/\ woodshed
              Posted on: 2019-09-09 08:18:54   By: Anonymous
               
              Whoops typo and not amd! Lol

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-07 20:31:16   By: Anonymous
 
Profanity

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