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DRINKING WATER WARNING LIFTED
Great Basin Water Company’s water system in Spanish Springs has tested within the Nevada/Federal nitrate standards.
Following extensive sampling and the verification of levels of nitrate below the maximum contaminant level (MCL), and sign-off by local and state regulators, the nitrate warning has been lifted for the Spanish Springs water system.
Water sample results received from one of our two wells tested on November 19, 2019 showed concentration of nitrates at 12 mg/L. This was 2 mg/L above the nitrate standard of 10 mg/L, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) determined by Nevada/federal regulators. Once the results were recognized to be over the MCL on December 3, the well in question was shut off to the system and did not continue to deliver water. The well in question is blended with another well to provide service. Due to the blending which occurs, we believe the system as a whole may have been operating at a level below the MCL despite this sample reading. However, due to unknown concentrations, we had to take precautions to ensure water quality.
For more information, please contact customer service at (844) 694-4404
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