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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, May 31, 2017 I by: Lionel Brown, Jr. weather. Urinary calculus Wilkinson County Agriculture OCCUrs when stones form in and Natural Resotwee Agent the urinary tract and block the urethra, interfering with Summer is usually a great urination. To prevent this, time for livestock and live- supplements can be offered stock owners alike. In the to increase water intake. In- South there is no snow to crease water intake by offer- plow or ice to break; however, ing free choice salt. This will care for livestock in the sum- help dilute the urine. mer takes just as much work Building ventilation is a as it does in the winter. Heat must in hot weather. Cress is the number one stressor ventilation, which brings in to livestock in the summer, fresh air and removes stale and dehydrated animals can air and odors, is preferred. quickly die. Water is essen- Livestock don't need luxu- teal for temperature control, rious accommodations, but waste excretion, electrolyte they need more than a stuffy balance, digestion and more. shed to protect them from Fresh, clean water should be sun or rain. Dirt floors for available at all times, espe- livestock are fine, as long as dally for pregnant and nurs- they are dean and dry. Most ing animals. Having access livestock don't like to lie on a to water will help to keep wet, dirty floor. Floors should animals cool and hydrated, be cleaned dally for several Water should be placed in reasons. Ammonia from the shade if possible to keep urine can accumulate in the water temperature lower bedding and breathing these and easier for livestock to ammonia fumes is harmful drink. It also helps to keep to livestock. Ammonia builds tanks cleaner. Algae grow up quickly in summer heat. like crazy in water that re- If you can smell ammonia calves direct sun. Tanks from eight inches above the should regularly be washed floor, your shed is overdue and cleaned out to help pre- for a thorough cleaning. A vent disease. Keep water dirty shed with dirty bed- troughs clean. Dirty water ding is an invitation to skin leads to illness, and clean sores, mastitis, respiratory water will encourage water ailments, foot preblems and consumption. Inadequate more. These problems esca- water consumption can re- late in summer, so keep your sult in concentrated urine, livestock shelters immacu- which can increase the risk late. Another reason to keep of urinary calculi in small shelters clean is to reduce ruminant, especially in hot the instance of pests. FISH DAY Now is the Time for Stocking with Arkansas Pondstockers| We will be visiting: Woodville. MS Wednesday, June 6th For time. |ocation, and to place an order, call US at 870-729-8037 Walk-ups are Welcome! by W. Daryl Jones mixture of stands includ- MSU Extension Service ing bottomland hardwood trees, mixed pine-hardwood Hunting, fishing, wildlife forests, upland hardwood watching, outdoor physical forests, pine plantations exercise and other outdoor and natural pine stands. recreation mean millions of Other tracts included ag- dollars for Mississippi an- ricultural land predomi- nually, nately planted in row crops Mississippi State Uni- and land that was fallow, versity scientists recently contained roads or had found that wildlife-related supplemental plantings for recreation generates about wildlife. $2.9 million in economic im- We learned some land pact to the state each year. attributes were very impor- Some of the money spent tant to buyers looking for on outdoor recreation goes recreational property. For to small, rural Mississippi example, forested habitats communities that would particularly of hard- not see these expenditures wood tree species -- pro- otherwise, vide excellent habitats for Outdoor recreation re- a diversity of wildlife spe- quires access to public or cies, both game and non- private land or water. Peo- game. Buyers who intend ple often purchase land for to hunt recreationally are hunting and angling. Some looking for these land types buy land to locate houses because of their plentiful or cabins so they can own white-tailed deer and wild a piece of"the great Missis- turkey populations. sippi outdoors." This trend Additionally, property has influenced the value tends to have a higher sales of rural land, particularly value when it is adjacent property with fish ponds, to larger public lands that beautiful sites for dream support outdoor activities. homes or productive habi- Owners of such property tats for game and nongame can recreate not only on wildlife species, their private land but also MSU scientists conduct- on the larger public land ed a recent survey in coop- and water nearby. eration with the Federal When someone is shop- Land Bank of Mississippi ping for recreational land, and Mossy Oak Properties. some tracts are much more They found that individu- inherently valuable than als purchased property in others. The most sought- Mississippi specifically for ai~r will be quality private outdoor recreation. Based lands with ponds for fishing on survey results reported and forests with open spac- for nearly 600 Mississippi es and pastures that sup- properties, one-third of the port diverse wildlife spe- dollar value of rural lands ($634 per acre, on average) was due to outdoor recre- ational potential. Most of these proper- ties were forested with a PLEASE DON'T LITTER Keep Wilkinson County clean! In lue i, QUAIL HU-NTING m Outdoor activities like quail hunting is just one of the recreational opportuni- ties for outdoor enthusiasts. Hunters enjoy watch- ing bird dogs at work as they stand very still and look intently in the direction of hidden prey when they smell quail in the vicinity. -- Photo by MSU Extension Service/Daryl Jones cies. This fact is important Wind" when Gerald O'Hara whether you're considering describes his love for Tara: selling or purchasing prop- "Why, land is the only thing erty. Your piece of rural Mis- in the world worth workin' sissippi will only become for because it's the only more valuable in the future, thing that lasts." It is hard I'm often reminded of the to argue with that reason- scene in "Gone With theeng. 2017 Annual Ddnking Water Quality Report Old River Water Association PWS#: 790005 & 790035 Apd] 2018 We're plaaled to preaer~ to you this year's Annual Quality Water Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you eveW day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of ddnking water. We want you to undamtand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to prevldth9 you ~ infommticn because informed customers are our best allies. Our water source is from walls drawing fi'om the Miocene Aquifer. We also purchase water from the Town of Woodville. The source water assessment has been completed for our public water system to determine the overall susceptibility of its ddnking water supply to identify potential sources of contamination. A report containing detailed information on how the susnepfibirgc/ daferrnlnatlons were made has been furnished to our public water system and is avellable for viewing upon request. The w.e. lls for the Old Rivet" Water Aesodaflon have received lower rsnkings in terms of susoeptibillty to contamination. If you have any qu~tions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Tony Thomas at 601.810.8216. We w~nt our valued customers to be informed about their water utJlRy, if you want to learn more, please join us at any of our regularly scheduled reaeSngs. They are held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM st 610 Main Street, Woodvllle. MS 3g669. We routinely monitor for contaminants in your ddnking water according to Federal and State laws. This table below lists an of the drinking water contaminants that were detected during the period of January 1= to December 31 =,2017. In cases where monitoring walm't required In 2017, the table reflects the most recent results. As water travels over the surface of land or underground, it dissolves naturally occulting minerals and, in some cases, ra(~oaofive mata~als and can pick up substances or contaminants from the presence of animals or from human ac~vity; microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may coma from sewage treatment plar~ts. septic systems, agdcoltursl livestock operations, and wildJife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be natu~lly occurdn9 or result from urban storm-wster runoff, industrial, or domes'tic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining,or farming; pesticides end herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm-water runoff. ~ind residential uses; organic chemical oontaminanta, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which ere by-products of industrial processes and petroleum produc~on, and can also come from gas stations and septic systems; radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mirdng activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to ddnk, I=PA prescribes reguleffons that Ilmti the amount of certain contaminants in wa~r provided by public water systems. All ddnking wa~er, including bottled drthkin9 water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. It's important to remember that the presence of these contareinants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. =017 Mad D~U~ WaW Q.~y Raper Calm ~ Wmr/Umda~on PWSlc OO3OOO1 M~Z~e were ~esed to Wase~ to you~ yew~ ~ Q~ ~W Repo~ Th= mpo. ld d~ to k~mm you abo~ ~ ~ ~ and se~ we de~b ymJ e~dmy. Our c~ gml Is to IXO~ you ~ a ~ and del~ ~ of ~ ~. We ~ you to undanUnd tbe elbto ~ male to conltm~ly Improve tbe ~ tme~m~ pmco~ and pm~ct ~ ~ ~ ~ am commlti~l to emudne the qudly of yo~ ~. if you have a.y ques~m ~bout ~ mp=t o~ =mo=~ your water utllty. ~ contoct C-~r~ta T. N~cks at S01.S3~.72~S. We want ~ wd~d ~m~m to bei~m~d #~mHh~ m~ ~ty. ff y~ w~t to I~m m~ y~ ~n ~md t~ ~ on ~ ~ O.r ~ sot~e ~ ~ :v~ dm~ tom ~ mx~m ~r. The m~e rater mm~mt has bean ~ ~ ~ ~ we~ s~ to ~ ~,omr~ W~y of ~ dr~n~ war sup~y to ~mt~y ge~n~ ~ ~ ~. A ~ containing dete~d Mdmmalion mz h~v 1he mm:q:atty d~mmlmib~ v~m made hu.been ~mi~zed to our publlc ~ ~ ~ is avaltal~e Ior vfev~g upon'mqm.~. TI~ w-~b fer t~e Col~ ~ Ws1"r Pumodagon have received a lowar ~ in tanns of suanep~0By to cormma~o~ We rouline~,'~ f0r Om In your ddnl~ wa~" accon~ to Federdi and Stoto laws. "llds table ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ watw co~amlllan~ lltet v~m dll~l~l dmlng the period of ,bmusly ta to Dasember 31=. 2017. In cases ~',em monit0dng wasn't required in 20t7, tbe t~le mle ~ 1he met moat re~l~. ,~ wee. bwe;= ou~ the Krrace of led ~ ~. ~ ~ nalum~ o cuning ml~rafe asd. In m cw~, radlmrb've m=lmtab ~d can pl~k up m ~ W ~ ~ ~ Of anima~ or from hum~l~M~, micmlt~,ep~mlnm~, ~ h = v~m~ and bavaria, th~ m~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ occumng Or m~o#"from udmn z~0m~v,~m" dz~t'. ~lmld~ cr ~ wW~mr di~hm~s, olt and gas ~. mk~g. or fmrang; pesadd~ md I~, ~h may ~ from a v=i~/of =our ~ =ud~ =- agdc~ ud~m ~ ~, ~ p~mm ~d peb~m paddle, md mm ~ ~me from ~ ~J~ md mpt~ m; mdkm~ve o~w~t~ wh~ ~m be natum~ ooomd~ or M the mWlt 0f eli md ges woducamt md mining acl~e~. In ~cder to eMute that tap wstor Is safe to ddnk. EPA pre~v~em re~ 1lint limit ~e Inount of c~tJin cm~lndnltl In waler wovlded by public wal~ sys~em~ AB ~ ~, iodu ~g bo~d dd~ ~, may be n~d=l~ ~=as~d to m~n et le~t =MN =mo~ Of ~ome ~ trs knporamt to ron~.aber that ~m Wesam~ of lhem o~ dine mt m~ i~a~ th~ the wele~ peees a heath rb~ In l~b thlde you vAi lind inarq t~m~ ~ld ~dlm~iatimm ~mu mll~d not be femi~ ~1- To belP ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ wa~ Ac~n Lave/ I~ coaomm~ Of a commdn~t t~h, if ~==eded, ~ tr~m~ Or oe~r req~rem~ v/d~ ~=er ~m mu~ fattow. Max~num ~ Lay# (MCt.) - The "Mmmum Alomd" (MCt.) b e~e ~ levi of a contandr~mt ~ =~ b ~ water. MCLa B a~t l ~ to ~ MCt.(~S U femilfe ~ 'b~a best ~ trelf~neilt tochnoic~lY. Im~n ~l~t~l ~to h~. MCL~ =low for m m=~BIn of =alr~y. Maxfmum Re~lue/O/~ffeslar~/.~w~/Go~ 0MROLG) - Tbe Iwel of a dd~l=~g ttt ~" dldofeclent below ~tZd~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ aqx~:~d dak of heat~ kl~LGs do n0~ mll~t lira be~gfe of the uu of dl~r~dan~ to oomrol mlorobldi contominanle- In this table you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms waive provided the following dallntiicea: Ac~w Level -tha concentration of contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which 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. MCLs are set as dose to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. * Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) - The =Goaf'(MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expectod dskto health. MCLGs elbow for e margin of safety. Maximum Residuel Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addtilon of dialnfectant is necessary to control microbial contaminants. Maximum Realduel Dlelnfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) - The level of e ddnking water disinfectant below which there is no knovmior expected risk of health. MRDLGs do not rmlect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Parts per ell/ion (ppm) or M/el/grams per liter (rng//) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny'in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) or Mictogren~ per//tar- one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Lave/1 A&se s ~trmnP. A study of the water system to identify have been found in our wator systom. potential problems and determine (-if possible) why total coliform bacteria PWS ID # 790005TEST RESULTS -" - 1= I = I" r''-- ' --" -- I I n~ganJc Contaminants 10. Barium N 2016" .:39 .004- .039 14. Copper N 2014/16".1 0 16. Fluoride N 2016" .108 .101 - .108 17. Lead N 2014/16" 1 0 Disinfection By-Products 81. HAA5 N 2016" 1 No Range 82. TTHM N 2016" 3.41 No Range T~at Chlorine N 2017 .8 .8- 1~ of Contamination ppm ppm ppm ppb ppb ppb rng~ 2 : 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; ,: discharge floe metal reflnedes; erosion of natural depc~its 1.3 ALl1.3Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural depo~it~ leaching from wood preservatives 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes s~'ong discharge from ~rbT=zer and . aluminum factodu :, 0 ALe15Corr(~ion of household plumbing , systemst erosion of natund 0 60 By-Product of drinking water : disinfection. 0 80 By-product of ddnking water ctflodnation. 0 MRDL ffi 4 Water additive used to control -. microbes Pads per rmllton ~ut=m) or Mlil~mm per il~r (rail#) - oM p"rt per mlaion conupomls to one minute b two Yearn or a tingle Penny in $10,000. Par~s per bar/on (Aob) ocA6cro~mms per llw'- one part per bila~ commponds to one minute in 2,000 ye~n~ ora sln0ts ponr~ in $10,000,000. RESULTS ,- -- i i Inorgauie Comamb tn s.~ I, I~0~t1.e :- I~io~ I~ I ~,1 I I I I I I ~o~ ~ .~ I asd~ " ~J PWS ID # 790035 TEST RESULTS or # of Samples I nor ganic Contaminants 10. Barium N 2014" .0613 No Range 14. Copper N 2015/17 .1 0 16. FluorideN 2014" .197 NO Range 10. Bautum N =i 21 D ~b~eofd~wuK discharge from met~ re~nedea; = 0=co of,=== Didnfection By-Prodm:ts pmmmm~ 81. HAAS N 2017 8 Com~bn ~ h~mV~d ph~b~g systm~ en~d~ ct m~a~ t7. Lied N 2014/16" 2 0 i ppb 0 ALffi15 Disinfection By-ProduetJ I" J=' 'J, -'" I I oj 4 j . ,th ead to As y~ mm ~e by t~e ~be~ ~ W~m had ~ ~k~x~ W~m Immd that y~ d~ld~ wat~ mee~ Or ~ all Fed~ ~d stere reqUlremen~ We hem leased, tilXou~ our mordl~f~ and ta~ing gud asme contandrmrfat have be~n datKted however the EPA Ires datmmim~ th~ your weft" I$ SAFE =# ~ le~. We are requlrM to mon~r ycor ddatd~ va~r ~" ~Ic'~ on a merely heal=. Reau~ of regular monl{o~g are an Indicate" Of ~ Or not ol~r dldnll~!ng, ruler rnsats bealth atmldam'~ th an Oflrert to ensure syatem$ complete all monitoring requ~emer~ M~DH now ~lll~ syat=m= of w~, rd~ esmpk~ prior to ~ and of t~ compaas~e p~. 17. Lead N 2015/17 1 0 ppb 0 ALe15 No Range pgb 0 60 By-Product of drinking water disinfection. 82, TrHM N 2017 1.44 No Range ppb 0 80 Byproduct Of drinldng water [Total chlorination, " trihsiomathan~] Chlorine N 20t7 .8 .8 - .8 mg/I 0 MRDL = 4 Water addLth/e used to control microbes * Mo~t recem sample. No sample required for 2017. As you can see by the tebta, our system had no violations. We're proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal a~d State requirements. We have learned through our monitodng and testing that some constituents have bean detected however the EPA has determined that your water IS SAFE at these levels. We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a monthly basis. Results of regular monitoring are ~n IndicJRer of whether or not our ddnking water meets health standards. In an effort to ensure systems complete all monitoring requirements, MSDH now nntJf~s systems Of any missing samples prior to the end of the compliance pedod. 0 If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, espectslly for pregnant women and young children. Leaden lun j i .L lu s Con-- Measure Jment ppm 2 2 D}scharge of ddlling wastes; : dlscha~ge from metal refinedes; erosion of natural de~oosits ppm 1.3 ALl1.3 Corrosion of household p4umbing systems; erosion of n~tal deposits;TM. leachinq from wood preservatives . ppm 4 4 Erosion Of natural deposits; water ~" additive which promotes strong teet~ discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories Corrosion of household plumbing systems~ erosion of natural deposits if preeent, ~ levels Of ~ ~t =~J=O ~ health ixoblem~ especially for pm9na~ women mid young children. Lead in ddnking water is primarily from mstedale and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Our water system ~is drinking ~ Is pdtaatly.J~l~ ~ lind compon~ J with esndce I~ and home plumbing. Our ~ system 16 rasponsible for providing high quality drirddng water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When rasporudble tor pmvld~ high qu~lty "dria, ld~l.v,ll~', but cwatot corltltd the variety Of matodats uead In I~mddr~ componerd~ ~ your water has been sittin9 for several beurs, you cen minimize the pnterdJal for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 soconds to~2 your wa~" h~beeQ altl~i for esv~at ho0~, ~J~ou ran mtidm~ the potm1~d for leml e~=~re bY fl~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 2 minutes before using water for drlnldng or cooldng, ff you are coneamed about lead In your water, you may wish to have your wal,er, minutes boforeR[sdn@ wel~" f0t ddldd~l Or cooldrl~. If you am on(mmod about Mad In your v~', you reaY wish to base your wa~" tasted. Infonwattan on iced In drlnldng water, tasting methods, and stsp~ you oan take to minimize expesure is available from the Safe tasled. Infomlaffon on lead ~ ddnldng v,11r, tlmllnl| rm~md~ and ~ yoo con teke to re]~m~ mrPO~m~ ts a~relt~ble from the Safo Drinking Water Hotline or at http'JAw~w.epa.gevlsa#evratar/leed. The Mississippi State Oepartmant of Health Public Health LaboretafY. nt~re kind tN~g.Dd~ Water Hoffine or et hRp'.//ww~ Plmme ~#l(:t ~01.6"~7~;2 if you ~ah to have your w~er tastm " The Mhmimippi Sta~ Depaflzz~mt of HeafU1Pub,o Heetih LaboratoW offors lead tasting. Please corltart 601.576.7582 if you wtsh to have your water tested. !i All sources of dflnking water are subject to potonUal contamination by substances that are naturally occ~dng or man made. Thdse /UI ~ f ddntdng water Int subject to P tildl='l ~ bY aubatmlcea that lln) natmatlY . crt.md lg. r man made" These substances can be microbes, inorganic or organic chemicals and radioactive sobstances. Ate ddnking water, inuluding boffied waf.er', oan be ~ ~ or Orgid~ rhemltW~ and ~ subatancas. All ddnldng wamr. indnding bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does may ~ be e~ to ~ at ~ ~ ~ of ~ O~dilnteiltlL The ~ of (~etaminBllta does nof necessarily indicate that the water poses a health dsk. More inforrnaUon about contaminants and potential health effects can todloate thaf the wMir poem m ~ fl~. ~ in~ermmticm about con~mimm~ ~ ~ health ~ can be obtained by calling the Envimnmentei Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotlins at 1-800-426-4791. ~'. obt~nod by oa,~ the ~ Pm~a~ Aa~o/s S=fa Od~ Wm~ Ho~ne ~t 1-e00-4Z~47~. . :. Some paopta may be ~ ~ to ~ ~t ~ ~ than the generat ~ Immu~ pa~m~ Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in ddnldn9 water than the general population. Immuno-co~mpromised persofis such as ~ ~ ~ ~ d~mathmq~, ~ who hive ~ organ Iterm~m~ts, ~=dt~dHIV/AIDS or soch as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS:or Other immune system disolde~, some elderly, end infants uan be particularly at dsk from infections. These people should seek advk~ o~er Imrmate m~em di~0tl~s, eo ~lKlddy, IB~ltilf~ ~t bel0~grula~ri=kfrom ~ ~ PeoPle oul reek advioa about ddnldn9 water from thdir hasl~t care providers. EPNCOC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of iofe~on~y onA~o~coddk=m and ,;~%-,"---~ ,~,; ,T,'-~--~ are matilda from lhe ~ Ddnldng Wsi~" ~ 1-800-428-4791. Cryptospoddium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hofline 1.800.426.4791. :, The Cok~ Community ~ ANadtldn wolf Iound 1he (:tad( to pm~le top quality ~ to every tap. We ask that all our The Old River Water Aesoclatton would like to thank our customers for being patient dudng our projects. We have laid over twe~ ouatmners help us ~ our ~ esumle. ~ am the head of o~' community, our way Of ~ and our dYddmn's future, town miles of main line and completoly rebuilt the treatment plant on HWY 24. :i