DO NOT DRINK NOTICE FOR LAKE MORENA VIEWS MUTUAL WATER COMPANY

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Test results show elevated nitrates in the drinking water supply

East County News Service

September 17, 2019 (Lake Morena) -- The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH), has issued a Do Not Drink Notice and Public Notification effective immediately for Lake Morena Views Mutual Water Company located at 29846 Mallard Road, Campo, CA 91906.  Recent water sample results showed nitrate levels exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) in the water distribution system. The water system serves a population of approximately 123 residential connections and a general store.

 

The public is advised not to drink tap water from the Lake Morena Views Mutual Water Company until further notice. Boiling, freezing, filtering, or letting tap water stand will not reduce the nitrate level. Nitrates in drinking water arise from natural, industrial, or agricultural sources (including septic systems, storm water run-off, and fertilizers). 

The Do Not Drink Notice will remain in effect until nitrate levels are confirmed to be below the safe drinking water standards.  

For more information on the Do Not Drink Notice, please contact Wellman Simmonds, Lake Morena Views Mutual Water Company at 619-478-9194.

Comments

The MCL

The MCL is 10 parts per million. Ten drops per million drops or ten gallons per million gallons. If nitrates appeared suddenly the source is likely from animal waste or septic tanks.