DRINKING WATER NOTICE
The City of New Lexington PWS Has Levels of
Total Trihalomethanes Above Drinking Water Standards
Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Total
Trihalomethanes (TTHM). The sample collected on August 27, 2007, shows TTHM at 0.093
mg/L. The average level of TTHM over the last year was 0.086 mg/L. The standard for TTHMs
is 0.080 mg/L.
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have
specific health concerns, consult your doctor.
What does this mean?
The levels detected do not pose an immediate risk to your health. However, some people who
drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience
problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of
What is being done?
We are investigating and taking the necessary steps to correct the problem as soon as possible.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those
who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing
homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or
distributing copies by hand or mail.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting The City of New Lexington at:
Scott A. Bryant
City of New Lexington
125 S. Main St.
New Lexington, OH 43764
December 21, 2007