Lake Panasoffkee Water Association


2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

PWS ID 660-0990


         Lake Panasoffkee Water Association (LPWA) is very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the quality of your drinking water and services LPWA has delivered to you over the past year.  Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is ground water from three wells. The wells draw from the Floridian Aquifer and are chlorinated for disinfection purposes. LPWA holds its monthly board meeting on the 3rd Wed. of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Center.  If you would like to participate in the monthly meeting, you may contact the LPWA office at 352-793-4236 to be placed on the agenda.


In 2015 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system.  The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells.  The result of the assessment indicated no potential sources of contaminants.  The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or they can be obtained from LPWAs office during normal business hours. 


         This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.


If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact David Springstead at 352-793-4236. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please contact our office during normal business hours (M-F 9am 4pm) or visit our web site at www.lakepanwater.com.  


Lake Panasoffkee Water Association routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations.  Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2015.


In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations.  To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:


Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR).  The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of Trihalomethanes (THMs) and Haloacetic acids (HAAs).  Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.


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


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 residual disinfectant level or 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.


Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG:  The level of a 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.


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


Picocurie per liter (pCi/L):  Measure of the radioactivity in water.


Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l):  One part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.


Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (g/l):  One part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.


ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis. 



Contaminant and Unit of Measurement