Village of Paulding Drinking Water
Consumer Confidence Report for 2018
Is my water safe?
Last year, we conducted tests for all the contaminants the EPA requires. We found no contaminants at a level higher than the EPA allows. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. We are committed to provide you with information because informed customers are our best allies.
Do I need to take special precautions?
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 infection. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider. EPA Center 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).
Where does my water come from?
The Paulding WTP receives its water from the Flat Rock Creek and annual precipitation, water is stored in the Paulding Reservoir. Our water is considered surface water and requires extensive treatment prior to being used for drinking water. Protecting our water source from contamination is the responsibility of all area residents. Please dispose of hazardous chemicals in the proper manner and report any suspicious activities to the proper authorities. Only by working together can we insure an adequate and safe water supply. 
Source Water Assessment
As mentioned, The Village of Paulding public water system uses water drawn from an intake on Flat Rock Creek. For the purposes of source water assessments, in Ohio all surface waters are considered to be susceptible to contamination. By their nature, surface waters are readily accessible and can be contaminated by chemicals and pathogens which may rapidly arrive at the public drinking water intake with little warning or time to prepare. The Village of Paulding’s drinking water source protection area contains potential contaminant sources such as agriculture, home construction, oil and gas production activities, septic systems, wastewater treatment discharges, landfills, airports, chemical sources, roadways and railways.
The Village of Paulding’s public water system treats the water to meet drinking water quality standards, but no single treatment technique can address all potential contaminants. The potential for water quality impacts can be further decreased by implementing measures to protect Flat Rock Creek. More detailed information is provided in the Village of Paulding’s Drinking Water Source Assessment report, which can be obtained by calling the WTP at 419-399-2976.
Public Vigilance
The safety of our water system depends upon every citizen to report leaks, chemical spills, vandalism, or any suspicious behavior to the appropriate authorities.  We request that residents report any critical water users in our system.
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 animal or 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 storm water 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 storm water runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetics and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water 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.   
  
Water Quality Data Table
The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the calendar year of this report. The presence of contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of this report. The EPA or State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentration of these contaminants do not change frequently.
    
TABLE OF DETECTED CONTAMINANTS
Contaminants                  MCLG       MCL    Level Found    Range of Detections    Violation     Sample Year     Typical Source of Contaminants
 (Units)  
Disinfectant and Disinfectant By-Products
Total Chlorine (ppm)       MRDLG       MRDL
                                                               = 4            = 4                      1.1                                 1.01-1.48                            No                           2018                 Water additive used to control microbes

Haloacetic Acids                   NA              60                    32.28                              13.6-50                               No                     2017-2018           By-product of drinking water disinfection                 (HAA5) (ppb)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Total
Trihalomethanes                 NA              80                   63.45                               26.8-93                               No                      2017-2018          By-product of drinking water disinfection
(TTHM) (ppb)

Turbidity
Turbidity (NTU)                      NA            TT                    0.27                               0.04-0.27                              No                        2018                   Soil Run-Off
Turbidity (% of
samples meeting                     NA            TT                  100%                                 100%                                   No                        2018                   Soil Run-Off
standard)* 

TOC** (mg/L)                      NA            TT                   1.77                                 1.50-2.50                              No                         2018                  Naturally Present in the Environment


Inorganic Contaminants                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Erosion of natural deposits; 
Fluoride (ppm)                          4                  4                   0.94                                0.8-1.05                                No                         2018                Water additive which promotes strong teeth;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Discharge from fertilizer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              aluminum factories
Nitrate (ppm)                        10                 10                  0.8                                   ND-0.8                                 No                         2018                 Run off from fertilizer use, Leaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from septic tanks, sewage;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Erosion of natural deposits
 Synthetic Organic Contaminants (Pesticides and Herbicides)
Atrazine (ppb)                            3                 3                      1                                   ND - 1.00                               No                          2018                Run off from herbicide use on row crops

*Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of water and is an indication of the effectiveness of our filtration system.  The turbidity limit set by the EPA is 0.3 NTU in 95% of the samples analyzed each month and shall not exceed 1 NTU at any time.  As reported above, the Village of Paulding’s highest recorded turbidity result for 2018 was 0.27 NTU and lowest monthly percentage of samples meeting the turbidity limits was 100%.
 
**The value reported under “Level Found” for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) is the lowest ratio between percent of TOC actually removed to the percentage of TOC required to be removed. A value of greater than one (1) indicates that the water system is in compliance with TOC removal requirements. A value of less than one (1) indicates a violation of the TOC removal requirements.
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 Lead and Copper contamination source is corrosion of household plumbing.  The Village of Paulding has an active corrosion control program that monitors the stability of the water daily.  No samples were above the action limit for lead and copper in 2018.   
 
 Important Drinking Water Definitions

    
Terms                                          Definitions
 
MCLG                                          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                                             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: Required process intended to reduce a contaminant level in drinking                                                                      Water.    

AL                                                 AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or                                                               Other Requirements which a water system must follow.
 
MRDLG                                      MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfection level goals. The level of drinking water disinfectant below                                                          Which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use                                                            Of disinfection to control microbial contaminants.
 
MRDL                                         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  contaminants
                                                                                               
Threshold level                     The Lead threshold level is exceeded at 0.015 ppm concentration of lead in drinking water.
 
CT                                                The mathematical product of a “residual disinfectant concentration” (C), which is determined                                                                  before or at the first customer, and the corresponding “disinfectant contact time” (T).            
 
Microcystins                           Liver toxins produced by a number of cyanobacteria.
  

Cyanobacteria                       Photosynthesizing bacteria, also called blue-green algae, which naturally occur in marine and                                                                 freshwater ecosystems, and may produce cyanotoxins.
 
Cyanotoxin                              Toxin produced by cyanobacteria.  These toxins include liver toxins, nerve toxins and skin toxins.                                                           Also referred to as algal toxins                                    
 
Level1 assessment               A study of the water system to identify the potential problems and determine (if possible) why                                                                Total coliform bacteria have been found in the water system.

Level 2 assessment             A very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine
                                                      (if possible) why E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been                                                           found in the water system.
 
Violations and Exemptions     Variances and Exceptions: State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL or Treatment Technique                                                              under certain conditions.
 
Unit Descriptions
 
Terms                                           Definitions
ppm                                            ppm: parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)

ppb                                             ppb:   parts per billion, or microgram per liter (ug/L)

NTU                                            NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Units. Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water

NA                                               NA: not applicable

ND                                               ND: Not detected

NR                                               NR: Monitoring not required, but recommended

TOC                                            TOC-Total Organic Carbon

<                                                   A symbol that means less than

pCi/L                                          Picocuries per liter is a common measurement of radioactivity

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Violations and Exceedances
 
The Village of Paulding had no Violations for the 2018 year.
 
 
Informational Statement: TTHM
Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
 
Informational Statement: Lead and Copper
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.  The Paulding Water Treatment Plant 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.  The Paulding County Health Department (419-399-3921) will test your water for lead and copper, the estimated cost is $42.00.
 
Informational Statement: Turbidity
Turbidity has no health effect. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headache.
 
Informational Statement: Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule
Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted. In 2018 the Village of Paulding participated in the fourth round of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 4), monitored for cyanobacteria, and had no detections. For a copy of the results please call 419-399-2976   or visit the village website.
 
Surface water treatment rule and disinfection violations
Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
 
How can I get involved?
Public participation is encouraged at regular meetings of the Paulding Village Council, which meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30p.m. in the council room at 116 S. Main St.
 
Other Information
USEPA and OEPA mandate this report. I hope you find it informative and helpful. If you have any questions regarding this report please call Gary D. Donat at (419-399-2976). The Paulding WTP staff would like to thank the homes and businesses that allow us to collect samples.
 
A handout from the OEPA on  Backflow Prevention can be found on the village website, under the Public Notice tab.
 
The Paulding Water Treatment Plant had a current, unconditioned license to operate our water system, in 2018.
 
For more Information please contact:
Gary D. Donat - Village of Paulding Water Superintendent
Water Treatment Plant
901 MacDonald Pike
Paulding, Ohio 45879        419-399-2976               [email protected]













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                                                      Village of Paulding Drinking Water
              Consumer Confidence Report for 2017
Is my water safe?
Last year, we conducted tests for all the contaminants the EPA requires us to. We found no contaminants at a level higher than the EPA allows. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. We are committed to provide you with information because informed customers are our best allies.
Do I need to take special precautions?
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 infection. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider. EPA Center 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).
Where does my water come from?
The Paulding WTP receives its water from the Flat Rock Creek and annual precipitation, water is stored in the Paulding Reservoir. Our water is considered surface water and requires extensive treatment prior to being used for drinking water. Protecting our water source from contamination is the responsibility of all area residents. Please dispose of hazardous chemicals in the proper manner and report any suspicious activities to the proper authorities. Only by working together can we insure an adequate and safe water supply. 
Source Water Assessment
As mentioned, The Village of Paulding public water system uses water drawn from an intake on Flat Rock Creek. For the purposes of source water assessments, in Ohio all surface waters are considered to be susceptible to contamination. By their nature, surface waters are readily accessible and can be contaminated by chemicals and pathogens which may rapidly arrive at the public drinking water intake with little warning or time to prepare. The Village of Paulding’s drinking water source protection area contains potential contaminant sources such as agriculture, home construction, oil and gas production activities, septic systems, wastewater treatment discharges, landfills, airports, chemical sources, roadways and railways.
The Village of Paulding’s public water system treats the water to meet drinking water quality standards, but no single treatment technique can address all potential contaminants. The potential for water quality impacts can be further decreased by implementing measures to protect Flat Rock Creek. More detailed information is provided in the Village of Paulding’s Drinking Water Source Assessment report, which can be obtained by calling Gary Donat, at the WTP, 419-399-2976.
Public Vigilance
The safety of our water system depends upon every citizen to report leaks, chemical spills, vandalism, or any suspicious behavior to the appropriate authorities.  We request that residents report any critical water users in our system.
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 animal or 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 storm water 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 storm water runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetics and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water 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.
How can I get involved?
Public participation is encouraged at regular meetings of the Paulding Village Council, which meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30p.m. in the council room at 116 S. Main St.
Surface water treatment rule and disinfection violations
Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
Other Information
USEPA and OEPA mandate this report. I hope you find it informative and helpful. If you have any questions regarding this report please call Gary D. Donat at (419-399-2976). The Paulding WTP staff would like to thank the people that allow us to collect samples in their homes and businesses.
Water Quality Data Table
The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the calendar year of this report. The presence of contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of this report. The EPA or State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentration of these contaminants do not change frequently.
                         
                                 MCLG       MCL,       
                                 or               TT, or     Your                Range        Sample
Contaminants                               MRDLG        MRDL     WATER      Low     High          Date                    Violation          Typical Source
 Disinfectants & Disinfection By-Products (There is convincing evidence that addition of disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.)
Chlorine                                              4                    4              0.88          0.65      1.45       2017                         No                 Water additive used to control microbes.    
(as CL2) (ppm)                                                                                                                                            
Halo acetic Acid                              NA                 60            24.50       10.55     38.30     2016-2017             No               By-product of drinking water
(HAA5)(ppb)                                                                                                                                                                                        chlorination.
TTHM (ppb)                                       NA                80           63.90         18.95    101.5     2016-2017             No                By-product of drinking water disinfection.
[Total Trihalomethanes]                                                                                                                              
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm)                                4                    4              .91             0.80      1.00        2017                         No                Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
Nitrate [measured                                                                                                                                                                            Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks; 
as Nitrogen] (ppm)                        10                 10             1.30          ND        1.30        2017                         No                sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.                                                                   Copper mg/l                                     1.3              1.3           ND               ND         50           2015                          No               Corrosion of household plumbing; erosion
AL @ consumers taps                                                                                                                                                                     of natural deposits                       
Lead mg/l                                          0                    15            ND             ND         ND          2015                         No                Corrosion of household plumbing; erosioN
AL @ consumers taps                                                                                                                                                                      of natural deposits
Barium (ppm)                                  2                    2              25.1           25.1      25.1        2017                         No                Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Erosion of natural deposits


Copper and Lead sampling was not required in 2017

Microbiological Contaminants

 
Turbidity (NTU) 100% of samples were below the TT value of 0.3 in     2017      No                    Soil runoff
A value less than 95% constitutes a TT violation.
The highest single measurement was 0.22, on 03-22-17. Any measurement in excess of 1.0 is a violation unless otherwise approved by the state.

Synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides
 Atrazine (ppb)                                 3                     3              0.50          ND         0.50        2017                         No                Runoff from herbicide used on row crops.
   TOC                                                    TT                NA             2.53         2.28       3.52       2017                         No                Naturally present in the environment


                                                   Undetected Contaminants
The following contaminants were monitored for, but not detected, in your water.
                                        MCLG             MCL
                                           or                   or              Your 
Contaminants                                   MRDLG             MRDL         Water                 Violation                    Typical Sources 
Inorganic Contaminants
 Antimony (ppb)                                     6                       6                  ND                     No                           Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants;
                                                                                                                                                                               ceramics; electronics solder; test addition.

Arsenic (ppb)                                          0                     10                  ND                     No                           Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards;
                                                                                                                                                                               Runoff from glass and electronic production
                                                                                                                                                                               wastes.
                                                                                                                                       
Beryllium (ppb)                                      4                      4                   ND                   No                            Discharge from metal refineries and coal-
                                                                                                                                                                               burning factories; Discharge from electrical,
                                                                                                                                                                               aerospace and defense industries
  
Cadmium (ppb)                                      5                     5                   ND                   No                             Corrosion of galvanized pipe; Erosion of natural
                                                                                                                                                                               Deposits; Discharge from metal refineries; runoff
                                                                                                                                                                               from waste batteries and paint
Mercury                                                      2                     2                   ND                    No                            Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from 
[Inorganic] (ppb)                                                                                                                                             refineries and factories; Runoff from landfills;
                                                                                                                                                                               Runoff from cropland
 
Synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides
 
Alachlor (ppb)                                         0                     2                    ND                    No                            Runoff from herbicide used on row crops
 
Volatile Organic Contaminants
 
Toluene (ppm)                                        1                     1                   ND                     No                             Discharge from petroleum factories




Unit Descriptions
 
        Terms                            Definitions
        ppm                             ppm: parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)  
        ppb                              ppb:   parts per billion, or microgram per liter (ug/L)
        NTU                             NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Units. Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water
        NA                                NA: not applicable
        ND                                ND: Not detected
        NR                                NR: Monitoring not required, but recommended
Important Drinking Water Definitions
 
       Terms                                       Definitions
        MCLG                                     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                                        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: Required process intended to reduce a contaminant level in drinking water.                                                      
        AL                                            AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other
                                                         Requirements which a water system must follow.
  Variances and  Exemptions - Variances and Exceptions: State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions.
                                                      
        MRDLG                                   MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfection level goals. The level of drinking water disinfectant below            
                                                         which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of
                                                         disinfection to control microbial contaminants.
        MRDL                                     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 contaminants
                                                    
Violations and Exceedances
Due to a clerical error, The Paulding WTP failed to sample for Nitrate, Total and Ortho- Phosphate in April 2017.
Informational Statement: TTHM
Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Informational Statement: Lead and Copper
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.  The Paulding Water Treatment Plant 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.  The Paulding County Health Department (419-399-3921) will test your water for lead and copper, the estimated cost is $42.00.
Informational Statement: Turbidity
Turbidity has no health effect. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headache.
Please see attached OEPA flyer on Backflow Prevention.
 
The Paulding Water Treatment Plant had a current, unconditioned license to operate our water system, in 2017.
For more Information please contact:
Gary D. Donat - Village of Paulding Water Superintendent
Water Treatment Plant
901 MacDonald Pike
Paulding, Ohio 45879        419-399-2976               [email protected]