Leading Creek Conservancy District

Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report For 2016




The Leading Creek Conservancy District also known as LCCD has prepared the following report to provide information to you, the consumer, on the quality of our drinking water.  Included within this report is general health information, water quality test results, how to participate in decisions concerning your drinking water and water system contacts.





Source Water Information.


LCCD receives its drinking water from 4 ground water wells located in Gallia County at Watson Grove Rd. Cheshire, Ohio. The source of water from the wells is the Ohio River Valley Aquifer. Ohio EPA did an assessment on Leading Creek’s source of drinking water and found it to have a high susceptibility to Contamination due to the:

1. Presence of a relatively thin protective layer of clay overlying the aquifer.

2. Presence of significant potential

Contaminant sources in the protection area.

3. Presence of manmade

Contaminants (nitrates) in treated water.


The risk of future contamination can be minimized by implementing appropriate protective measures.

To get more information about source water assessment or what consumers can do to protect the water aquifer. Contact Leading Creek Conservancy District at (740) 742-2411


Who needs 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 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 (1-800-426-4791).


About your drinking water.


The EPA requires regular sampling to ensure drinking water safety.


In 2016 LCCD conducted sampling for bacteria, inorganic, and volatile organic contaminants.


During 2016 samples were collected for a total of 11 different contaminants, most of which were not detected in the Leading Creek Conservancy District water supply. The Ohio EPA requires us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Some of our data, though accurate, is more than one year old. You can view the years sampling results on page 2.



34481 Corn Hollow Road

Rutland, OH 45775




LCCD Is An Equal Opportunity Employer





Emergency Contact Numbers

If Long Distance:  1-877-742-2597

Local:  740-742-2597

If Life threatening call 911


2016 Projects


· A New Water Aeration System has been installed at our plant which greatly reduces lead and copper levels inside of our customers’ homes due to lead and copper lines in side their premises. Aeration is part of our corrosion control program which elevates  the waters PH  from 6.74 averages to 7.5 levels

· Completion of overhaul to our water filtration system at our Water Treatment Plant which will greatly reduce any form of solid contamination such as Iron or Manganese.

· With close cooperative work with Lloyds Electronics, we have replaced our deteriorated communications tower which we depend upon for communications and system alarms.

· Nelson Road Booster Station was installed, allowing customers to have a higher pressure in its service area, and which also allowed us to lower line pressures in the Dexter area to reduce leaks

· 3 wells rehabilitated at the well field.


A Notice Concerning Lead


*LCCD’s Lead Levels are well below EPA’s Safety Guidelines. Information below is for your understanding of Lead in any kind of drinking water.*

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. Leading Creek Conservancy District 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.


General Information.


· LCCD has 2 Class 1 Licensed Operators,

· 2 Meter Technicians, 2 Field Technicians, and 2 Office Personnel.

· 1 Treatment Plant rated at 1 million gallons per day

· 1 Well field with 4 wells rated at 350 GPM Ea.

· 300 miles of water line serving approximately 6,000 customers

· 6 Line pressure boosting stations

· 6 water tanks with a capacity of 677,000 gallons of water storage for our customers.

· Our water lines sizes vary from 16” to ¾”

· Water consumption is approximately 480,000 gallons per day.

· Water Hardness is twenty one (21) Grains Per Gallon

· Water PH was approximately 6.74 on average for 2016, currently in 2017 after modifications, it is a steady 7.4 making the water more stable for corrosion control


Public Participation Information


Public participation and comments are encouraged at regular Board of Director meetings. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the water office. Our office is located at 34481 Corn Hollow Rd. Rutland, Ohio. If you would like to address the Board, please call (740) 742-2411 or 1-866-742-2411 with requested meeting date and the subject for discussion.


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Definitions of some terms contained within this report.


Maximum Contaminant Level Goal                                (MCLG):    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.


Maximum Contaminant level                                            (MCL):     The highest level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water.  MCLs are set as                                                                                                                   close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.


Parts per Million                                                                    (ppm)      or Milligrams per Liter (mg/L)   Units of measure for concentration of a contaminant.                                                                                                                    A part per milliocorresponds to one second in a little over 11.5 days


Parts per Billion (ppb) or Micrograms per Liter                       (μg/L)      Units of measure for concentration of a contaminant.  A part per billion                                                                                                                    corresponds to one second in 31.7 years.  


Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal                 (MRDLG):      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 disinfectants to                                                                                                                       control microbial contaminants.


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.


Action Level                        (AL):        The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements                                                                                 which a water system must follow.

Treatment Technique       (TT):        A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.


The symbol:                         ( < )         A symbol which means less than.  A result of <5 means that the lowest level that could be detected                                                                                 was 5 and the contaminant in that sample was not detected.


Pico curies per liter            (pCi/L)    A common measure of radioactivity.


IDSE:                                                      Initial Distribution System Evaluation


Listed below is information on those contaminants that were found in the Leading Creek Conservancy District drinking water.






Level Found

Range of Detections


Sample Year

Typical Source of Contaminations

Inorganic Contaminants






0.2 – 1.4



Erosion of natural deposits






<10 - 388



Corrosion of household plumbing

There were no (0) samples out of 40 taken in 2016 that contained any copper levels in access of the Copper Action Levels of 1350 ppb









Corrosion of household plumbing

There were no (0) samples out of 10 taken in 2016 that contained any Lead levels in access of the Lead Action Levels of 15 ppb






<4 – 9.5



Run-off from fertilizer use, leaching from septic tanks, sewage, erosion of natural deposits.

Volatile Organic Contaminants









By Product of drinking water Chlorination

Total Trihalometanes  THM





22.0 – 23.0



By Product of drinking water Chlorination

Haloacetic Acids(HAA5’s)





0 – 6.0



By Product of drinking water Chlorination

Residual Disinfectants

Total Chlorine








Water additive used to control microbes