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Drinking Water Warning-High Nitrate Levels in Reedsville Waterworks

November 20, 2019

 

Drinking Water Warning

High Nitrate Levels in Reedsville Waterworks

 

A water sample collected on November 8, 2019 from the drinking water at Reedsville’s Well 3 indicated the presence of nitrate in excess of the 10 mg/L, the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL).  Further sampling on November 18, 2019, confirmed the high levels of nitrate.  The average of these samples exceeds the MCL and is a violation of State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Regulations.

 

What precautions should be taken at this time?

Discard all food, drinks and ice made with water prior to Tuesday.  No additional actions are necessary at this time because Well 3 has been turned off. However, we are required to provide you with this notice because Reedsville’s drinking water contained nitrate above the MCL for an unknown period of time prior to Monday, November 18, 2019, when Well 3 was turned off. The most recent prior sample result from this well was on August 9, 2019 and showed nitrate levels well below the MCL.

 

What is the problem with nitrates above the MCL? 

Consumption of high nitrate water has significant health effects.  Nitrate is found in many natural and processed foods. However, nitrate is an acute hazard for infants because they don’t digest nitrate like adults, causing a lack of oxygen in their blood.  People of all ages are urged to avoid long-term consumption of high nitrate water because it is linked to some chronic diseases, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  Consumption means drinking the water or eating foods prepared with the water, such as soups, juices, and coffee. 

INFANTS. Infants younger than six months of age who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome. Blue baby syndrome is indicated by blueness of the skin. Symptoms in infants can develop rapidly, with health deteriorating over a period of days. If symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately. Baby formula, juice and drinks for infants under six months with tap water containing high nitrates.

FEMALES WHO ARE OR MAY BECOME PREGNANT. There is some evidence of an association between exposure to high nitrate levels in drinking water during the first weeks of pregnancy and certain birth defects.

 

What if the water again has nitrates above the MCL? 

You will be immediately notified and advised to use BOTTLED WATER or water from another source known to be safe.  Never boil water containing high nitrates.  Boiling, freezing, filtering, or letting water stand does not reduce the nitrate level. Excessive boiling can make the nitrates more concentrated, because nitrates remain behind when the water evaporates.

 

What else do I need to know?

Persons older than six months and anyone who is not or may not become pregnant can drink this water occasionally without harm. Nitrate in drinking water can come from natural, industrial, or agricultural sources (including septic systems, fertilizers, and run-off). Levels of nitrate in drinking water can vary throughout the year.

 

What is being done to correct the problem?

We have turned the well off and are using only water from Well 5, where all water is treated to remove nitrates.  We will be meeting with the Department of Natural Resources and working to determine how to bring Well 3 back on line. 

 

If you have questions regarding the safety of our drinking water, please contact:

Justin Meyer, 920-0754-4094, 300 Mud Creek Road

 

Public Hearing – 2020 Proposed Budget

November 7, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the Reedsville Municipal Building a Public Hearing will be held on the Proposed 2020 Budget of the Village of Reedsville.

Notice of Spring Election – April 7, 2020

November 5, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Village of Reedsville, Manitowoc County, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the following officers are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. Village Trustees shall be elected each year for a term of two years.                                                    

Village Trustee Chad Rataichek                                        Village Trustee   Patty Schreiber                                                Village Trustee                    Jack Siebert

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2019, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 4:30 pm on January 7, 2020 in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on February 18, 2020.

Special Meeting, November 6, 2019

November 5, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on November 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm to work on 2020 Budget

Land For Lease

October 29, 2019

     Village of Reedsville will be accepting sealed bids to lease the following: • Bid #1: Approximately 17 cropland acres located on Mud Creek Road. Village of Reedsville reserves the right to spread compost on this property on an annual basis. • Bid #2: Approximately 15.6 cropland acres located on Reif Mills Road Bids will be for a five (5) year lease on a per acre basis, starting with the 2020 crop year and ending with the 2024 crop year. The annual amount is payable in two equal installments with the first installment due on April 1st and the second due on September 1st of each crop year. Bids must be labeled “Sealed Bids # ___– Land Lease” and will be accepted until 4:30 pm on November 8, 2019. Bids will be opened at the November 14, 2019 Village Board meeting. Contact John Schuh at 920-323-0980 with questions. The Village of Reedsville reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Special Meeting – October 30, 2019

October 28, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on October 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm to work on 2020 Budget

Special Meeting – October 24, 2019

October 22, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm to work on 2020 Budget

Special Meeting – October 2, 2019

September 30, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Discussion/Possible Decisions may be made at this special meeting.

AGENDA

1. Call meeting to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll call

4. Discussion/Possible Decision on the USDA Projects

  • a. Sump Pump Discharge
  • b. Sewer Laterals Replacement
  • c. Curb & Gutter
  • d. Width of Streets
  • e. Sidewalks
  • f. Bidding process

5. Work on 2020 budgets

6. Adjournment

Trick or Treat Hours

September 20, 2019

The Village of Reedsville will hold Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Special Meeting – September 24, 2019

September 19, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM to work on the 2020 budget.