McIntyre Calender

NOTICE: McIntyre is under a Level 1 Drought Response: In order to conserve water outside watering is allowed only between 4:00pm and 10:00 am. This applies to both commercial and residential water use, also keep in mind to regularly check for and repair leaks inside and outside. Don't leave tap running when shaving, brushing teeth and face washing. Only water your landscape when necessary and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

NOTICE: 2015 CCR Annual Water Quality Report are available at City Hall located at 102 Railroad Street.

Water bills are due on the 15th of each month, a late penalty of $5.00 applies after the 15th, Termination date is the 28th of the current month, bills will need to be paid prior to the 28th, Reconnect fee is $35.00 and is applied to terminated accounts for non-payment. Bill will have to be paid in full to have water restored.

The city of McIntyre strives to offer its citizens the highest quality of service and a safe water system.


Council meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, beginning at 5:00PM, If you would like to be placed on the Agenda for topics, you must call City Hall at 478-946-2037 prior to the meeting date.

Municipal Court is held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm. Ralph Jackson is the honorable Judge, and any discussions pertaining to the court date will need to be discussed either with the Clerk of Court Pamela Roberts at 478-946-2037, or Chief Wayne Amerson at 478-946-3483.

May Day Festival is May 6th, 2017 beginning at 10am. For More information please contact Linda Sanders at 478-946-2037. Applications are also available on the website. T-Shirts are pre-order only this year. Children to XL are $10.00, 1X and up are $13.00.

2014 CCR

City of McIntyre #WSID 3190004 2014

Annual Water Quality Report

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Spanish (Espanol)

We are pleased to present this year’s Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence

Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide

details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards

set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. We are

committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

Is my water safe?

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/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of

infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe

Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791).

Do I need to take special precautions?

Our water source is two groundwater wells located within the city limits. These wells drawn

from the Cretaceous Sand Aquifer which provides an ample supply for our community. The city

water is disinfected by chlorine and soda ash is provided for PH adjustment.

Where does my water come from?

Our water is protected by a State of Georgia Wellhead Protection Program/Plan.

Source water assessment and its availability

Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?

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 can

be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 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 can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human

activity:microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage

treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic

contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban

stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production,

mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such

as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants,

including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes

and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and

septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result

of oil and gas production and 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. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for

contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

The regular scheduled city council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each

month at 5:00 PM. City Hall is located at 102 Railroad Street. If you would like to be involved

or put on the agenda, please notify the city clerk at 478-946-2037.

How can I get involved?

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 the compliance period of 11/1/2014 to 11/30/2014, we did not complete all

monitoring or testing for Total Coliform and therefor cannot be sure of the quality of you

drinking water during that time. We have implemented both sampling and reporting procedures

to improve water quality standards now and in the future.

Significant Deficiencies

Radon is a radioactive gas that you can’t see, taste, or smell. It is found throughout the U.S.

Radon can move up through the ground and into a home through cracks and holes in the

foundation. Radon can build up to high levels in all types of homes. Radon can also get into

indoor air when released from tap water from showering, washing dishes, and other household

activities. Compared to radon entering the home through soil, radon entering the home through

tap water will in most cases be a small source of radon in indoor air. Radon is a known human

carcinogen. Breathing air containing radon can lead to lung cancer. Drinking water containing

radon may also cause increased risk of stomach cancer. If you are concerned about radon in

your home, test the air in your home. Testing is inexpensive and easy. Fix your home if the

level of radon in your air is 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) or higher. There are simple ways

to fix a radon problem that aren’t too costly. For additional information, call your state radon

program or call EPA’s Radon Hotline (800-SOS-RADON).

Results of radon monitoring

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. City of McIntyre 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

Additional Information for Lead

Water Quality Data Table

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of contaminants in

water provided by public water systems. The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected

during the calendar year of this report. Although many more contaminants were tested, only those substances listed

below were found in your water. All sources of drinking water contain some naturally occurring contaminants. At low

levels, these substances are generally not harmful in our drinking water. Removing all contaminants would be

extremely expensive, and in most cases, would not provide increased protection of public health. A few naturally

occurring minerals may actually improve the taste of drinking water and have nutritional value at low levels. Unless

otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of the report. The EPA or the

State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these

contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of

contamination. As such, some of our data, though representative, may be more than one year old. In this table you will

find terms and abbreviations that might not be familiar to you. To help you better understand these terms, we have

provided the definitions below the table.

Contaminants MRDLG MRDL Water Low High Date Violation Typical Source

or TT, or Your Range Sample


(There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants)

Disinfectants & Disinfectant By-Products

Water additive used to control

4 4 1.22 1.03 1.54 2014 No microbes Chlorine (as Cl2)


Microbiological Contaminants

Naturally present in the

0 1 0 NA 2014 No environment

Total Coliform



Radioactive Contaminants

Radium (combined 0 5 5 NA 2011 No Erosion of natural deposits

226/228) (pCi/L)

Contaminants MCLG AL Water Date Exceeding AL AL Typical Source

Your Sample # Samples Exceeds

Inorganic Contaminants

Corrosion of household

plumbing systems; Erosion

of natural deposits

1.3 1.3 0.064 2014 0 No

Copper – action level

at consumer taps


Corrosion of household

plumbing systems; Erosion

of natural deposits

Lead – action level at 0 15 3 2014 0 No

consumer taps (ppb)

Unit Descriptions

Term Definition

ppm ppm: parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)

ppb ppb: parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (?g/L)

pCi/L pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

positive samples/month: Number of samples taken monthly that were

positive samples/month found to be positive

NA NA: not applicable

ND ND: Not detected

NR NR: Monitoring not required, but recommended.

Important Drinking Water Definitions

Term Definition

MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: 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.


MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level: 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.


TT: Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level

TT of a contaminant in drinking water.

AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded,

triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must



Variances and Exemptions: State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL

Variances and Exemptions or a treatment technique under certain conditions.

MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfection level goal. 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.


MRDL: Maximum residual disinfectant level. 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



MNR MNR: Monitored Not Regulated

MPL MPL: State Assigned Maximum Permissible Level

For more information please contact:

Contact Name: Willie Howell


P.O. Box 38

McIntyre, GA 31054

Phone: 478-946-2037

Fax: 478-946-3569