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Vierra Estates Water System Arsenic Notification


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Vierra Estates Has Levels of Arsenic

Above the Drinking Water Standard


Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants.  Water sample results received on June 4, 2024, showed arsenic levels of 0.039 milligrams per liter.  This is above the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), of 0.010 milligrams per liter.

What should I do?

·         You do not need to use an alternative water supply (e.g., bottled water).

·         This is not an emergency.  If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years may experience skin damage or circulatory system problems, and may have an increased risk to getting cancer.

·         If you have other health issues concerning the consumption of this water, you may wish to consult your doctor.

What happened? What is being done?

Well 3 exceeded arsenic maximum contaminant levels. Further sampling is being collected from Well 3 and post Iron and Manganese treatment. Three alternatives will be explored, install a treatment facility, connect to a neighboring Water System or drill a new well. We anticipate resolving the problem within two years.

For more information, please contact Judy Vazquez-Varela at 831-722-1389 or 136 San Juan Road, Royal Oaks, CA 95076.

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 public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


Secondary Notification Requirements

Upon receipt of notification from a person operating a public water system, the following notification must be given within 10 days [Health and Safety Code Section 116450(g)]:

  • SCHOOLS: Must notify school employees, students, and parents (if the students are minors).
  • RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS OR MANAGERS (including nursing homes and care facilities):  Must notify tenants.
  • BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS, OR OPERATORS:  Must notify employees of businesses located on the property.

This notice is being sent to you by Vierra Estates Water System.

State Water System Number: 270-2007.

Date distributed: June 24, 2024.