Campbellsville Water – Water Quality Report 2019

Water System ID: KY1090060
Manager: Josh Pedigo
CCR Contact: Josh Pedigo

Mailing address:
110 South Columbia Ave., Ste. A
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Meeting location and time:
Civic Center – 205 North Columbia Ave.
1st Mondays each month at 7:00 PM
(Tuesday if holiday)


This report is designed to inform the public about the quality of water and services provided on a daily basis. Our commitment is to provide a safe, clean, and reliable supply of drinking water. We want to assure that we will continue to monitor, improve, and protect the water system and deliver a high quality product.

The Campbellsville Municipal Water System treats surface water from Green River Reservoir and City Reservoir in Taylor County. An analysis of the overall susceptibility to contamination of the water supply indicated that this susceptibility is generally low. Within the critical protection area of the Green River Reservoir intake there are four potential sources of contamination that are ranked high, one ranked medium and none ranked low. Areas of concern include row cropping, roads and a variety of forestland, hay fields and pasture land that may represent a long-term threat to pollution susceptibility of this drinking water source. Within the critical protection area of the City Reservoir intake there are fifteen potential sources of contamination that are ranked high, ten ranked medium and none ranked low. Areas of concern include bridges and culverts, row crops, underground storage tanks, KPDES permitted discharges and waste generators or transporters. The location of Green River Reservoir water intake and remote area of the watershed make the routine non-point contaminant sources of low concern. The City Reservoir intake is more susceptible to short term hazards due to limited water flow and numerous contaminant sources. However, water system impact is limited due to the secondary withdrawal nature of this location. This is a summary of the system’s susceptibility to contamination, which is a part of the completed Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP). The completed plan is available for review during normal business hours at our office located at 110 South Columbia Avenue.

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 may be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

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 may 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, (sewage plants, septic systems, livestock operations, or wildlife). Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, (naturally occurring or from stormwater runoff, wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming). Pesticides and herbicides, (stormwater runoff, agriculture or residential uses). Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, (by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, or from gas stations, stormwater runoff, or septic systems). Radioactive contaminants, (naturally occurring or from oil and gas production or mining activities). In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water to provide the same protection for public health.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised 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 (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. Your local public water system 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

Violation 2020-847

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During 7/1/2019 – 9/30/2019, we did not complete all monitoring or testing for Stage 2 trihalomethane (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAA), and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.

Any sample we collect must be sent to and analyzed by a certified laboratory within a specified amount of time. We collected our Stage 2 samples 8/16/2019. Our contract lab’s analytical equipment had an irreversible breakdown and our samples were sent to another lab. During the transit some of the HAA sample may have experienced evaporation causing a failure in their quality control results. We did not receive notice from our lab of these events until we received a letter from them dated September 18, 2019. Since these samples were required to be collected during the month of August it was too late to collect replacement samples and we were issued a monitoring violation by Division of Water.

Our contract lab has informed us that they have purchased a new machine and established new procedures to prevent similar situations in the future. There is nothing you need to do at this time. You may continue to drink the water. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.

For more information, please contact Josh Pedigo at 270-789-3133 or 110 S. Columbia Ave. Ste. A, Campbellsville, KY 42718.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


Some or all of these definitions may be found in this report:

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.
Below Detection Levels (BDL) – laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present.
Not Applicable (N/A) – does not apply.
Parts per million (ppm) – or milligrams per liter, (mg/l). One part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.
Parts per billion (ppb) – or micrograms per liter, (μg/L). One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.
Parts per trillion (ppt) – one part per trillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000,000.
Parts per quadrillion (ppq) – one part per quadrillion corresponds to one minute in 2,000,000,000 years or one penny in $10,000,000,000,000.
Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) – a measure of the radioactivity in water.
Millirems per year (mrem/yr) – measure of radiation absorbed by the body.
Million Fibers per Liter (MFL) – a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers.
Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) – a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity is monitored because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the filtration system.
Variances & Exemptions (V&E) – State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions.
Action Level (AL) – the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system shall follow.
Treatment Technique (TT) – a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

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