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Magnolia Water UOC – Spring Creek Water System
PWS# LA1049028

Notice of Violation of Non-Compliance for Disinfectants/Disinfection By-Products Rule

Spring Creek Water System, while under previous ownership, was in violation of the requirements indicated below. The violation require notification to the public. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation

What Happened?

The Spring Creek Subdivision Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:XIl) and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) set drinking water standard and requires the disinfection of drinking water. Where disinfection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA and LDH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acid (HAA5). Some people who drink water containing TTHMs 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
getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5 in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

In December 1998, EPA set enforceable drinking water standards for TTHMs at 80 parts per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at 60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce the risk of cancer or other adverse health effects. Compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards are determined by calculating a locational running annual average (LRAA) of quarterly TTHMs and HAA5 sample results. Compliance calculations performed for the second quarter of 2022 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAA is 92 ppb at DBP (disinfection byproduct) 03 – POC #l 518 COLBY JEAN RD. The system’s current HAA5 LRAAs are 65 ppb at DBP02- POC#4 255 SANDY POINT DR and 79 ppb at DBP03- POC #l 518 COLBY JEAN RD; thus, the system is currently in violation of the TTHMs and HAA5 standards.

What is being done?

Central States Water Resources Louisiana (CSWR-LA) purchased the facility in July 2022 and personnel are working to correct the problem. CSWR-LA will continue to work with LDH to ensure compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards accordance with State and Federal requirements.

This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. EPA and LDH do not consider this violation to have any serious adverse health effects on human health as a result of short-term exposure; however, continued long-term exposure to TTHMs and HAAS levels above the standard (e.g., 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse
effects on human health.

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.

Magnolia Water UOC is committed to bringing our customers safe, reliable water services and will continue to work with the LDH to carry out this commitment.

For more information, please contact Magnolia Water at 1-855-643-8152.

This notice is being sent to you by Spring Creek Water system. PWS ID# LA1049028
Date distributed: November 15, 2022

Jackson Parish School Board Meeting Minutes
November 7, 2022

The Jackson Parish School Board met in regular session at 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2022, at Jackson Parish School Board, 315 Pershing Highway, Jonesboro, La.

The following were present for roll call: Gloria Davis, Calvin Waggoner, Dennis Clary, Rickey McBride, Gerry Mims, Mary Saulters, and Wade McBride

Absent: None

Mary Saulters gave the Invocation.

Calvin Waggoner led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The meeting was called to order by Gloria Davis.

Motion was made by Mary Saulters seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve the minutes as presented from the regularly scheduled meeting held on October 3, 2022.

Motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Wade McBride, and carried to add Item 4A: Consider accepting low quote of $93,850.00 from Victory Tracks for materials and labor to resurface and re-stripe the running track at Jonesboro Hodge High School, to be paid from Jonesboro District funds.

Motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to accept low quote of $93,850.00 from Victory Tracks for materials and labor to resurface and re-stripe the running track at Jonesboro Hodge High School, to be paid from Jonesboro District funds.

Motion was made by Wade McBride seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve the minutes as presented from the Special Called meeting held on October 13, 2022.

An update on Reimagine Schools was presented by Rebecca Womack and Tristen Bergholtz.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve updating the list of hearing officers for use in review hearings.

Motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to approve updating those procedures which govern reviewing hearings.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to enter into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation in that matter styled, Josephine M. Burns vs. docket no.35,581 Property Casualty Alliance of Louisiana, Jackson Parish School Board and Dana D. Bell and any action deemed necessary upon returning from such executive session.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Dennis Clary and carried to return to Open Session with no action taken.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to accept the recommendation of Hammonds and Sills, LLP in regards to pending litigation in that matter styled, Josephine M. Burns vs. docket no.35,581 Property Casualty Alliance of Louisiana, Jackson Parish School Board and Dana D. Bell.

Mary Saulters reported to the Board on the meeting of the Executive Finance Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Dennis Clary and carried to approve for payment the following bills: General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education, District Maintenance bills.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Dennis Clary and carried to approve paying Employer’s Share of Office of Group Benefits insurance premiums from General Fund for the December 2022 sales tax distribution.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve payment of $20,230.00 to La. Delta Community College for dual enrollment fall courses, to be paid from 2022-2023 Supplemental Course Allocation funds.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggoner, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to accept low quote of $12,750.00 from Veritiv Operating Company for copy paper, to be paid from General Fund.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve accepting low quote of $16,881.00 from Dell Computers for 20 laptops for classroom instruction at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, to be paid from Title 1 School Based funds.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve payment to OWL Equine Center in the amount of $14,100.00 for LEAP Connect classes, to be paid from IDEA funds.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to approve hiring a Parish Wide Paraprofessional II on a year by year basis, to be paid from IDEA funds.A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve stipends and benefits for staff to provide after school tutoring in all Jackson Parish Schools for up to eight hours per week and to provide Saturday tutoring and ACT workshops for up to 12 hours per month. Employees are to be paid at a rate of $30.00 per hour for certified staff and $15.00 per hour for support staff. Additionally, bus drivers will be paid $70.00 for Saturdays and $17.70 per hour for afterschool tutoring. Tutoring is to be provided up to nine months per school year. All components of salary and benefits to be paid from ESSER funds.

Presentation of Monthly Financial Report by Kristi Bass, Business Manager.

Dennis Clary presented to the Board on the meeting of the Building and Grounds Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to accept low quote of $168,000.00 from Southern Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC for materials and labor to replace the roof at Jonesboro Hodge High School auditorium, to be paid from ESSERS II.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Dennis Clary and carried to accept low quote of $23,388.00 from Wood Electronics, LLC to replace intercom system at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, to be paid from Jonesboro District funds.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried accepting low quote of $119,193.00 from Provision Security for cameras at Bus Barn, Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, Jonesboro Hodge Middle School, Weston High School, Jonesboro Hodge High School, Quitman High School and Central Office, to be paid from ESSERS II.

Wade McBride presented to the Board on the meeting of the Transportation Committee held prior to the meeting.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve purchasing 2 Type C 71 passenger gasoline buses from Ross Bus Sales at $129,261.49 per bus for a total of $258, 522.98, to be paid from ESSERS III.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggoner, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to adjourn at 12:10 p.m.

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