City of Savannah Water Resources Department

Monitoring Requirements Not Met for
Savannah-Wilmington Island Water System

Water System Number GA0510229

Our Community Water System (CWS) violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. We did not properly complete the required monitoring or testing for DISNFECTION BY-PRODUCTS (TTHMs & HAA5s) during the 07/01/2020 – 09/30/2020 and 10/01/2020 – 12/31/2020 compliance periods and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.

What Should You Do?

There is nothing you need to do at this time.

The table below gives more detailed information about this monitoring violation:

Total Triahlomethanes (TTHMs)
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Required Number of Samples That Should Have Been Taken 4 4
Number of Samples That Were Taken (If Any) 3 3
When Samples Should Have Been Taken 4th Quarter 2020 4th Quarter 2020
When Samples Were Taken (If Any) or Will Be Taken Next 1st Quarter 2021 1st Quarter 2021

What is Being Done?

Historically, this sample site location meets or exceeds the standards. We have since taken the required samples and the samples showed we are meeting drinking water standards. To address this sampling oversight, a procedural corrective action plan has been implemented. Effective immediately, each quarter, reports will be sent to senior staff for review. The staff review will ensure the correct action has been performed, per compliance requirements. Our goal is to ensure all compliance monitoring is performed to standard and scheduling.

For more information, please contact Dr. Bryan T. Shaw at (912) 964-0698.

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.