We are pleased to report the Elma Water Department's water system operated under NO VARIANCE OE EXEMPTION from any federal or state regulatory requirement whatsoever. In addition there were NO VIOLATIONS of the National Drinking Regulations in 2007.
In 2005 the Elma Water Department concluded a Lead and Copper survey and had NO sample over the 90th percentile value. This survey was taken thorough out the town with over 30 samples taken. Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that the lead levels at your home may be higher than that at other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home's plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your homeG's water you may wish to have your water tested and flush you tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791)