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Water Quality Test Results
In June of 2015, the City performed the required sampling for Lead and Copper. In January 2016, the City was notified by the Mississippi Department of Health that elevated levels of lead exceeding the action level of 15ppb were found in some homes (13 of 58 sampled). The City distributed those results to the residents. The City initiated re-sampling of the 58 sites starting with the 13 that exceeded the action level as well as an additional 44 sites. A summary of the test results for the December 2015 Compliance Period (samples taken in June 2015) and the June 2016 Compliance Period (samples taken in January and February 2016) are as follows:

 

Compliance Period

December 2015

June 2016

Number of Samples

58

102

# Showing Lead Detection

52

66

% of Samples Showing Detection of Lead

90%

65%

# Above Lead Action Level

13*

11**

# of Samples with No Detection of Lead

6

36

% of Samples Showing No Detection of Lead

10%

35%

# of Samples Exceeding Action Level in June 2015 that were reduced to No Detection

 

6

Notes: *One home exceeding action level was on a private well; **Two homes exceeding action level were from original set of samples and had reduced levels of lead detected.

 

December 2015 Compliance Period Lead and Copper Samples

June 2016 Compliance Period Lead and Copper Samples