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City of Dos Palos

Did Not Meet Treatment Requirement

(Disinfection Byproduct Precursors)

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

“We routinely monitor for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in our source and treated water and alkalinity in our source water.  This information tells us whether we are effectively removing disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors from the water supply.  During the past 12 months, we achieved 0.96% removal of TOC and were required to achieve >1.0% removal of TOC.  As we did not achieve the required removal of TOC, as an average over the past 12 months, we did not demonstrate effective DBP precursor removal.”


What should I do?

  • You do not need to boil your water or take other actions.

  • This is not an emergency.  If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.

  • Total organic carbon (TOC) has no health effects.  However, total organic carbon provides a medium for the formation of disinfection byproducts.  These byproducts include trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs).  Drinking water containing these byproducts in excess of the MCL may lead to adverse health effects, liver or kidney problems, or nervous system effects, and may lead to an increased risk of getting cancer.

  • If you have other health issues concerning the consumption of this water, you may wish to consult with your doctor.


What happened? What is being done?

The City Water Department staff has adjusted the treatment process and in the coming future a new water treatment facility will be constructed to replace the existing water treatment plant to improve DBP precursor removal.  TOC so far this first quarter of 2021 have met all requirements.

For more information, please contact City Hall at (209) 392-2174 or mail questions to City Hall, 2174 Blossom Street, Dos Palos, CA 93620

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 public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Secondary Notification Requirements

Upon receipt of notification from a person operating a public water system, the following notification must be given within 10 days [Health and Safety Code Section 116450(g)]:

  • SCHOOLS: Must notify school employees, students, and parents (if the students are minors).

  • RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS OR MANAGERS (including nursing homes and care facilities):  Must notify tenants.

  • BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS, OR OPERATORS:  Must notify employees of businesses located on the property.


This notice is being sent to you by City of Dos Palos.

State Water System ID#:2410002.  Date distributed: _April 28, 2021_.