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State issues annual drinking water census

State issues annual drinking water census

May 16th, 2018 by Jenny Gray in News

Fulton's south side water tower, off U.S. Business 54, has an interesting story. On Aug. 15, 2011, the previously decommissioned tower was lifted 50 feet into the air, allowing it to once again become functional. It had been out of service since 2006 when two new, higher water towers were constructed on the north and west sides of Fulton. The tower is now at the same height as the others: 998 feet above sea level. This tower, behind a car wash, holds about half a million gallons. It was built in 1962.

Photo by Jenny Gray /Fulton Sun.

In its recently released 2018 water census, officials at the state's Department of Natural Resources reported details about Callaway County drinking water sources.

Callaway, along with Cole, Boone, Audrain and Moniteau counties, is in Region 2, the Northeast Regional Office headquartered in Macon. That region oversees 194 regulated community systems, 21 non-community systems and 215 overall. Some use groundwater systems, others use primary surface water systems and some use a combination of both.

The department is required to produce a census annually under the Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XL, Chapter 640, Section 640.120. To obtain a copy of the 2018 Census of Missouri Public Water Systems, call the Department of Natural Resources' Public Drinking Water Branch at 800-361-4827 or 573-526-0135 or download a copy at dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/census.

Listed for Callaway County:

System ID No. MO3010039 Auxvasse — Year began is 1913 and run by local government. Serves 983 customers with 429 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity is 3.45 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.054 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3010296 Fulton PWS — Year began is 1937 and run by local government. Serves 12,128 customers with 4,261 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity 4.39 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 1.70 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3010424 Kingdom City — Year began is 1989 and run by local government. Serves 128 customers with 94 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity 0.936 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.089 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3010146 Mo. American Jefferson City North — Year began 2017 and privately run. Serves 95 customers with 38 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity 0.30 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.023 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3010535 Mokane Water County OP — Year began 1961 and privately run. Serves 208 customers with 104 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity 0.216 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.02 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3010563 New Bloomfield PWS — Year began 1961 and run by local government. Serves 669 customers with 277 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity 0.352 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.042 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3024085 Callaway 2 Water District — Year began 1973 and run by local government. Serves 13,080 customers with 2,294 service connections. Is 100 groundwater. Supply capacity 6.415 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.769 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3024084 Callaway County PWSD 1 — Year began 1968 and run by local government. Serves 9.840 customers with 4,142 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity 3.211 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.995 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3041238 Hatton Hills MHP — Year began 2006 and privately owned. Serves 70 customers with 23 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity unlisted, average daily consumption 0.015 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3048994 New Christian Life Fellowship — Began in 1979 and privately owned. Serves 45 customers with 14 service connections. Is 90 percent ground water and 10 percent purchased groundwater. Supply capacity is 0.04 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.004 million gallons.

System ID No. MO3069003 Riverview Nursing Center — Began in 1978 and privately owned. Serves 30 customers with one service connection. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity is 0.07 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.004 million gallons.

System ID No. MO2041558 Seges Mobile Home Park — Began in 2007 and privately owned. Serves 285 customers with 60 service connections. Is 100 percent purchased groundwater.

System ID No. MO3242162 Wildwood Lot Owners Association — Began in 1973 and privately owned. Serves 113 customers with 61 service connections. Is 100 percent groundwater. Supply capacity is 0.23 million gallons per day with average daily consumption 0.015 million gallons.

Callaway 2 Water District sells water to New Christian Life Fellowship. Callaway County PWSD 1 sells water to MO American Jefferson City North and Seges Mobile Home Park.

Noncommunity water systems include Ameren Missouri/Callaway Energy Center (ID No. MO3182219), Hanson Hills (ID No. MO03240054) and South Callaway County R-2 Schools (ID No. MO3171252).

The annual Census of Missouri Public Water Systems also provides test results for selected chemicals along with the types of treatments used by Missouri water systems.

"When people drink the water from a public water system in Missouri, they can be confident the water is being monitored to ensure it is safe and meets state and federal standards," said David Lamb, chief of the Department of Natural Resources' Public Drinking Water Branch. "Our department works closely with water systems to make sure any problems are addressed quickly and that long-term solutions are in place to protect the health of Missouri's citizens."

Of the 6.1 million people living in Missouri, 5.3 million rely on water from public drinking water systems as their source of drinking water. In 2017, 63 community surface water systems served a population of 3.37 million (about 55 percent of Missouri's total population) and 1,204 community groundwater systems served 2 million (about 33 percent of Missouri's population).

Most of the water systems in Missouri source their water from groundwater; however, the source serving the largest population is surface water. The Missouri River is the water source for most of the Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas, serving about half of Missouri's population.