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5/10/24- A Boil Advisory has been issued for Jenkins Community Water System as of Friday, May 10, 2024 due to lines that have been damaged by the fiber optic lines being installed. Boil advisory will remain in effect until the lines are finished and samples have been cleared by the Health Department. Thank you.

The Health Department has recommened that we wait to turn in samples until the Fiber Optic people are finished with the digging as they seem to find our lines on a regular basis. It looks like they will be moving out of our area very soon so that we can send samples in for testing. Thank you for your patience.

  • Water supply systems get water from a variety of locations after appropriate treatment, including groundwater (aquifers), surface water (lakes and rivers), and the sea through desalination. The water treatment steps include, in most cases, purification, disinfection through chlorination and sometimes fluoridation.
  • Treated water then either flows by gravity or is pumped to reservoirs, which can be elevated such as water towers or on the ground (for indicators related to the efficiency of drinking water distribution see non-revenue water). Once water is used, wastewater is typically discharged in a sewer system and treated in a sewage treatment plant before being discharged into a river, lake or the sea or reused for landscaping, irrigation or industrial use (see also sanitation).

Drinking water quality has a micro-biological and a physico-chemical dimension. There are thousands of parameters of water quality. In public water supply systems water should, at a minimum, be disinfected most commonly through the use of chlorination or the use of ultra violet light or it may need to undergo treatment, especially in the case of surface water. For more details, please see the separate entries on water quality, water treatment and drinking water.

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