Drinking water at Fort McCoy meets all federal and state laws,
and is suitable for all uses, including drinking, washing, etc., for
both military and civilian personnel, according to the Fort McCoy
Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division.
Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if
exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water
system must follow.
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.
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.
per liter (pCi/l): A
measure of radioactivity.
parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l).
parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires
organizations that provide drinking water to publish annual reports to
inform their customers about the quality of the water being served.
Fort McCoy personnel continually monitor the drinking water to
provide a safe and dependable water supply and to protect the
installation's water resources.
Fort McCoy's 2007 Consumer Confidence Report is published to
inform the installation work force and visitors about the quality of
water delivered to its customers every day.
All of the testing conducted for the report indicates that Fort
McCoy's water supply meets federal and state regulations.
Questions can be directed to the Water Treatment Plant,
Directorate of Public Works, at (608) 388-2323.
The 2007 report is available on the Fort McCoy Web
site at http://www.mccoy.army.mil/ReadingRoom/documents/CCRNorthPost.pdf
for north post and http://www.mccoy.army.mil/ReadingRoom/documents/CCRSouthPost.pdf
for south post.
The tables show the results of Fort
McCoy's monitoring from Jan. 1, 2007-Dec. 31, 2007 or when it is
required according to state and federal laws. Because the tables
include terms and abbreviations that may be unfamiliar, definitions
are printed as a sidebar.
More information about contaminants and potential health
effects can be obtained by calling the EPA safe drinking water hotline
at (800) 426-4791.
All drinking water, including bottled water, reasonably may 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.
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA regulations
limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public
water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same
protection for public health.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking
water than the general population. These people should seek advice
about drinking water from their healthcare providers.