The Water We Drink

NORTH FRANKLIN WATER WORKS

Public Water Supply ID: LA1041003

We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2018. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien). Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

Our water source(s) are listed below:

Source Name Source Water Type

CHAPMAN ROAD WELL #3Ground WaterWELL #3Ground Water

CHAPMAN ROAD WELL #4Ground Water

CHAPMAN ROAD WELL #5Ground Water

CHAPMAN ROAD WELL #7Ground Water

CHAPMAN ROAD WELL #6Ground Water

WELL #2Ground Water

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 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. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

Microbial Contaminants - such as viruses and bacteria, which 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.

Radioactive Contaminants – which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

A Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP) is now available from our office. This plan is an assessment of a delineated area around our listed sources through which contaminants, if present, could migrate and reach our source water. It also includes an inventory of potential sources of contamination within the delineated area, and a determination of the water supply’s susceptibility to contamination by the identified potential sources. According to the Source Water Assessment Plan, our water system had a susceptibility rating of ‘MEDIUM’. If you would like to review the Source Water Assessment Plan, please feel free to contact our office.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which 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 must provide the same protection for public health. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you have any questions about this report, want to attend any scheduled meetings, or simply want to learn more about your drinking water, please contact DEVON GOODMAN at 318-722-3589.

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. NORTH FRANKLIN WATER WORKS 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 Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The tables that follow show the results of our monitoring during the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2018. 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.

In the tables below, you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms, we’ve provided the following definitions:

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/L) – one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ug/L) – one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) – picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

Treatment Technique (TT) – an enforceable procedure or level of technological performance which public water systems must follow to ensure control of a contaminant.

Action level (AL) – the concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Maximum contaminant level (MCL) – the “Maximum Allowed” MCL is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL’s are set as close to the MCLG’s as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) – the “Goal” is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to human health. MCLG’s allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) – 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.

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal (MRDLG) – 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.

Level 1 assessment – A study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

Level 2 Assessment – A very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.

During the period covered by this report we had the below noted violations.

Compliance Period Analyte Type

No Violations Occurred in the Calendar Year of 2018

Our water system tested a minimum of 7 samples per month in accordance with the Total Coliform Rule for microbiological contaminants. With the microbiological samples collected, the water system collects disinfectant residuals to ensure control of microbial growth.

Disinfectant Date Highest Unit Range MRDL MRDLG Typical Source

RAA

Chlorine 2018 1.21 ppm 0.68-1.87 4 4 Water additive used to control microbes

In the tables below, we have shown the regulated contaminants that were detected. Chemical Sampling of our drinking water may not be required on an annual basis; therefore, information provided in this table refers back to the latest year of chemical sampling results.

Regulated Contaminants Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source

ARSENIC 7/21/2016 3.7 1.3 - 3.7 ppb 10 0 Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes

BARIUM 7/21/2016 0.13 0.062 - 0.13 ppm 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits

CHROMIUM 7/21/2016 3.9 3.9 ppb 100 100 Discharge from steel and pulp mills; Erosion of natural deposits

DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE 11/30/2016 0.73 0.54 - 0.73 ppb 6 0 Discharge from rubber and chemical factories

FLUORIDE 11/30/2016 0.32 0.16 - 0.32 ppm 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

NITRATE-NITRITE 2/22/2018 2.1 1.5 - 2.1 ppm 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

SELENIUM 11/30/2016 1.9 0.62 - 1.9 ppb 50 50 Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from mines

Radionuclides Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source

COMBINED RADIUM (-226 & -228)

7/21/2016 0.786 0.786p Ci/l 5 0 Erosion of natural deposits

COMBINED URANIUM

11/30/2016 0.62 0.5 - 0.62 µg/l 30 0 Erosion of natural deposits

GROSS ALPHA PARTICLE ACTIVITY

11/30/2016 3.44 3.44 pCi/l 15 0 Erosion of natural deposits

GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. RADON & U

11/30/2016 3.44 3.44 pCi/l 15 0 Erosion of natural deposits

GROSS BETA PARTICLE ACTIVITY

11/30/2016 3.6 2.25 - 3.6 pCi/l 50 0 Decay of natural and man-made deposits. Note: The gross beta particle activity MCL is 4 millirems/year annual dose equivalent to the total body or any internal organ. 50 pCi/L is used as a screening level.

Lead and Copper Date 90TH Percentile Range Unit AL Sites Over AL Typical Source

COPPER, FREE

2015 - 2017 0.8 0.1 - 1 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives

LEAD 2015 - 2017 1 1 ppb 15 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Disinfection Byproducts Sample Point Period Highest LRAA Range Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5)

453 HIGHWAY 610 2018 4 3.9 - 3.9 ppb 60 0 By-product of drinking water disinfection

TOTAL HALOACETIC ACIDS (HAA5)

HIGHWAY 17 @ NATURES ACRES RD

2018 5 5.1 - 5.1 ppb 60 0 By-product of drinking water disinfection

TTHM

453 HIGHWAY 610 2018 13 13.2 - 13.2 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination

TTHM

HIGHWAY 17 @ NATURES ACRES RD 2018 13 12.9 - 12.9 ppb 80 0 By-product of drinking water chlorination

Secondary Contaminants Collection Date Highest Value Range Unit SMCL

CHLORIDE 7/21/2016 183 46.2 - 183 MG/L 250

IRON 7/21/2016 1.1 0.055 - 1.1 MG/L 0.3

MANGANESE 7/21/206 0.37 0.05 - 0.37 MG/L 0.05

PH 7/21/2016 7.2 7 - 7.2 SU 8.5

SULFATE 7/21/2016 19.2 6 - 19.2 MG/L 250

ZINC 11/30/2016 0.026 0.026 MG/L 5

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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/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800–426–4791).

Additional Required Health Effects Language:

Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

There are no additional required health effects violation notices.

We found coliforms indicating the need to look for potential problems in water treatment or distribution. When this occurs, we are required to conduct assessment(s) to identify problems and to correct any problems that were found during these assessments.

During the past year we were required to conduct one Level 1 assessment(s). one Level 1 assessment(s) were completed. In addition, we were required to take zero corrective actions and we completed zero of these actions.

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Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers.

We at the NORTH FRANKLIN WATER WORKS work around the clock to provide top quality drinking water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect and conserve our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future. Please call our office if you have questions.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Franklin Parish School Board will be taking sealed bids for Janitorial Supplies. The deadline for submitting bids will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Franklin Parish School Board Office, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295.

Bids must be sealed and clearly marked, “2019 FALL JANITORIAL SUPPLIES.”

Bid forms are available at the Franklin Parish School Board. For additional information and specifications on supplies, please contacted the Franklin Parish School Board, (318) 435-9046.

The Franklin Parish School Board has the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

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WHEREABOUTS NOTICE

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cornelius Bailey and/or Julia Ann Bailey, please contact the office of Michael E. Kramer, Attorney at Law, 6658 Kinloch Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, (318) 435-7525.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by the Franklin Parish School Board, at 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. 

FOR: General Maintenance to Franklin Parish High School

ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY THE FRANKLIN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.

PROJECT NUMBER:

Complete Bid Documents for this project are available in electronic form. They may be obtained without charge and without deposit from www.aeplans.com. Printed copies are not available from the Designer, but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs. Questions about this procedure shall be directed to the Designer at TBA Studio.

PHONE (318) 340 - 1550

All bids shall be accompanied by bid security in an amount of five percent (5.0%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates. The form of this security shall be as stated in the Instructions to Bidders included in the Bid Documents for this project. Contractors have the option of submitting bids electronically at www.bidsync.com in lieu of sealed bids.

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written as described in the Instructions to Bidders included in the Bid Documents for this project.

A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD

at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 29, 2019 at Franklin Parish School Board, at 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295.

Attendance at this conference is required and bids shall only be accepted from bidders who attend this conference in its entirety.

Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under LA. R.S. 37:2150-2163 for the classification of Building Construction. Bidder is required to comply with provisions and requirements of LA R.S.38:2212 (A)(1)(c). No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of LA. R.S. 38:2214.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause. In accordance with La. R.S. 38:2212 (A) (1)(b), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those stated in the advertisement bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be considered as informalities and shall not be waived by any public entity.

The Owner shall incur no obligation to the Contractor until the Contract Between Owner and Contractor is fully executed.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Franklin Parish Council on Aging is currently in the process of up-dated its membership. If you would like to become a volunteer member of the Council, please stop by our office at 714 Adams Street, Winnsboro, to complete a membership card. A card must be on file at the Council’s office no later than June 3, 2019. You must be a resident of Franklin Parish and be interested in assisting elderly residents at the Senior Center located at 714 Adams Street, Winnsboro, LA.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ABOLISH 
FRANKLIN PARISH SEWER DISTRICT NO. 1 OF
THE PARISH OF FRANKLIN, STATE OF LOUISIANA,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Franklin Parish Police Jury (the “Police Jury”), acting as the governing authority (the “Governing Authority”) , of the Parish of Franklin, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”) proposes to consider the adoption of an ordinance, pursuant to La. R.S. 33:3884, abolishing the Franklin Parish Sewer District No. 1 of the Parish of Franklin (the “District”), previously created by the Police Jury to own and operate a sewerage and wastewater treatment system (the “System”) within the boundaries of said District, specifically, within the area of the Parish known as the “Horace White Addition”.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the ordinance abolishing the District will provide that upon the abolishment of the District, the assets and operation of the System will be transferred to the Parish. Upon acquisition of the System, the Parish intends to perform repairs and upgrades to the System pursuant to a loan obtained from the Department of Environmental Quality Revolving Fund Program (“DEQ”).

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Police Jury will meet in open and public session on June 13, 2019, at Five o’clock (5:00) p.m., at 6558 Main Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana, to hear any objections to abolishing the District as described above, which hearing will be followed by adoption of an ordinance abolishing the District and transferring the ownership and operation of the System to the Parish . The Police Jury will then take separate action to authorize the loan from DEQ for repairs and upgrades to the System.

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WHEREABOUTS NOTICE

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DEBRA DIANNA NIELSEN, please contact the office of E. Micah Hoggatt, Hoggatt Law, LLC, 6588 Main Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295 (318) 367-5252. 5-29 1tb

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WHEREABOUTS NOTICE

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Alma L. Wilford, please contacted the office of Michael E. Kramer, Attorney at Law, 6658 Kinloch Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295, (318) 435-7525. 5-29 1tb

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OFFICIAL NOTICE

ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

NORTHEAST LOUISIANA POWER COOPERATIVE, INC.

In accordance with the provision of Article III, Section 3, of the By-Laws of Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative, Inc., notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the members of the Cooperative will be held at the Winnsboro Elementary School Auditorium, 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 to take action on the following matters:

• Presentation and consideration of report of officers of the Cooperative.

• Election of three (3) directors whose terms shall be for three years.

• Election of three (3) directors whose terms shall be for two years.

• Election of three (3) directors whose term shall be for one year.

• Such other business as may be necessary and proper

• Awarding of attendance prizes.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT

In accordance with Article IV, Section 3, of the Cooperative By-Laws a nominations committee duly approved met in the office of the Cooperative on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and nominated the following members of the Cooperative as Directors whose term shall be for three years:

NAMES ADDRESS

Ronald Pippin 2838 Highway 882, Lake Providence, LA 71254

Weldon Fitch 11612 Wolf Creek Drive, Bastrop, LA 71220

John Moroni 477 Moroni Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295

The Committee also nominated the following members of the Cooperative as Directors whose term shall be for two years:

E. Ray Bryan 142 Bryan Lane, Winnsboro, LA 71295

Charles B. Hixon 61 Stevenson Drive, Rayville, LA 71269

Richard T. Strong 3278 Roundhill Road, Oak Grove, LA 71263

The Committee also nominated the following members of the Cooperative as Directors whose term shall be for one year:

Alton L.Welch, Jr. 3504 Highway 577 Pioneer, LA 71266

Thad H. Waters, Jr. 1001 Highway 892, Saint Joseph, LA 71366

Steve E. Pylant 292 Southern Road, Delhi, LA 71232

Richard T. Strong, Secretary

Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative, Inc.

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