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Utility Clerk, Rick Babineaux



·         Billing for water consumption, sewer and trash service

·         Processes utility payments

·         Annual drinking water report

·         Process requests for water activation and/or shut off

·         Processes Missouri One Call reports

·         Initiate’s work orders for water department



A refundable deposit is required for all water service. 
$75.00 residential   $100.00 business


Bills are due the 15th of each month. 
Late fees are applied the 16th
Shut off occurs on the 27th.


Trash pick up days are each day of the week (Monday--Friday).  You may call City Hall to find out which day your part of town is serviced.


After Hour Payments:
If unable to make payment during City Hall's hours of operation, you may put the payment in the drop box.  This drive-up drop box is located behind City Hall and in front of the fire station.


Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




2006 Annual Water Quality Report

(Consumer Confidence Report)

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made to provide safe drinking water.


  Este informe contiene información muy importante.  Tradúscalo o prequntele a alguien que lo entienda bien.

  [translated: This report contains very important information. Translate or ask someone who understands this very well.]

  What is the source of my water?

  The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells.  As   water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pickup substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

  Our water comes from the following source(s):

Source Name




WELL # 4

Ground Water

WELL # 5

Ground Water

WELL # 6

Ground Water

  Why are there contaminants in my water?

  Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of   contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be   obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

  Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  A. Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock   operations, and wildlife.

  B. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic   wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

  C. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.

  D. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum  production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.

  E. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Department of Natural Resources prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain   contaminants in water provided  by public water systems.  Department of Health regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which   must provide the same protection for public health.

  Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations?

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources regulates our water system and requires us to test our water on a regular basis to ensure it's safety. Our system has been assigned the identification number MO1010432 for the purposes of tracking our test results.  Last year, we tested for a variety of contaminants.  The detectable results of these tests are on the following pages of this report.  Any violations of state requirements or standards will be further explained later in this report.

  How might I become actively involved?

   If you would like to observe the decision-making process that affect drinking water quality or if you have any further questions about your drinking water report, please call us at 660-563-3476 to inquire about scheduled meetings or contact persons.

  Do I need to take any special precautions?

  Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.  Immuno-compromised persons such as persons   with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ trans-plants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders,   some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care   providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are   available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Contaminants Report


  MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or 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.

  MCL:  Maximum Contaminant Level, or 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.

  AL:  Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow..

   TT: Treatment Technique, or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

   90th percentile: For lead and Copper testing.  10% of test results are above this level and 90% are below this level.

   Level Found: is the average of all test results for a particular contaminant.

  Range of Detections: Shows the lowest and highest levels found during a testing period, if only one sample was taken, then this number equals the Level Found.

  MRLDG: Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal, or the level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.

  MRDL: Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level, or the highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.


  PPB: parts per billion or micrograms per liter.

  ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter.

  n/a: not applicable.

  NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit, used to measure cloudiness in drinking water.

  MFL: million fibers per liter, used to measure asbestos concentration.

   nd: not detectable at testing limits.

The state has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year.  Records with a sample year more than one year old are still considered representative.


Regulated Contaminants


Disinfection By Products

Monitoring Period






Typical Source

No Detected Results were Found in the Calendar Year of 2006


Lead and Copper


90TH Percentile





Over AL

Typical Source










2005 - 2007


0.00647 - 0.112




Corrosion of household plumbing systems


2005 – 2007


1.15 - 28.2




Corrosion of household plumbing systems






Typical Source


In the month of July, 1 sample(s) returned as positive

MCL: Systems that Collect Less Than 40 Samples per Month - No more than 1 positive monthly sample


Naturally present in the environment


                                                UNITS     MCL     MCLG     LEVEL     RANGE OF     VIOLATION       SAMPLE YEAR

                                                                                             FOUND   DETECTION         (Y/N)


BARIUM                               ppm           2              2             0.0657     0.0598-0.0715             No                           2005


Sources:  Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.


FLUORIDE                         ppm          4              4             0.5700          0.5-0.64                   No                          2005


Sources:  Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.


Violations and Health Effects Information


During the 2006 calendar year, we had the below noted violation(s) of drinking water regulations.





Compliance Period

No Violations Occurred in the Calendar Year of 2006


Any Additional Required Health Effects Language or Violation Notices

Additional Required Health Effects Language:


Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present.  Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

There are no additional required health effects violation notices.


Optional Monitoring (not required by EPA)

Optional Contaminants

Monitoring is not required for optional contaminants.


                                                                      Units                       Level Found                 Range of Detections                  Sample Year


DI-N-BUTYL  PHTHALATE                       ppm                             1.1050                               nd-2.21                                   2005   




ALKALINITY, CACO3 STABILITY            ppm                           228.5000                            228-229                                   2002

ALKALINITY, TOTAL                                ppm                           232.0000                            231-233                                   2005

CALCIUM                                                     ppm                             53.4000                          50.9-55.9                                   2005

CHLORIDE                                                    ppm                             20.0000                         19.8-20.2                                   2005

HARDNESS, CARBONATE                           ppm                            243.5000                          233-254                                    2005

HARDNESS, TOTAL AS CACO3                  ppm                            250.0000                          240-260                                    2002

IRON                                                             ppb                             157.4000                          13.1-301                                   2005

IRON, DISSOLVED                                        ppb                            292.0000                           199-385                                   2002

MAGNESIUM                                                ppm                             26.7500                         25.8-27.7                                   2005

MANGANESE                                               ppb                                4.3350                          1.78-6.89                                   2005

PH                                                                                                       7.5450                         7.48-7.61                                   2005

POTASSIUM                                                ppm                                3.8300                         3.51-4.15                                   2005

SODIUM                                                       ppm                              27.0500                         22.9-31.2                                   2005

SOLIDS, TOT DISSOLVED (TDS)               ppm                             339.5000                           337-342                                   2005

SULFATE                                                    ppm                              42.8000                          41.1-44.5                                   2005

ZINC                                                             ppb                              31.6500                             nd-63.3                                   2005            



City of Knob Noster
218 N. State Street,
Knob Noster, Mo 65305
Phone: (660) 563-2595
Fax: (660) 563-4607