The 2016 Whitesburg Water Quality report is now available to the public. To view this report you can visit: http://www.dcfleming.com/2016-CCR.pdf or call (606) 633-3710 to request a paper copy. When reading the document you may notice the several columns with abbreviations. The significance of some of these abbreviations is explained below.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed. These are set as close to ideal health and safety levels as possible given realistic understanding of treatment technology.
Maximim Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of contaminant in water for which there is no impact to health or safety. This means a given contaminant can be at or below the MCLG and there are no known or expected health risks.
Treatment Technique (TT): The required process intended to reduce the level of certain contaminants so that water can be safe to drink and use.
Action Level (AL): The contamination level that requires treatment or action to maintain the safety of water and ensure that contaminants are kept within healthy levels.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of disinfectant that is allowed within water.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level at which there are no known safety or health impacts from disinfectants used to treat water. Below this level, disinfectants are known to be safe in drinking water.
Regulatory definitions found at: https://safewater.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/211405328-What-do-MCL-MCLG-and-MRDL-mean-