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Office of Drinking Water


DRINKING WATER WARNING

for Nothing Better

FOR PARENTS OF INFANTS 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER

DO NOT GIVE THE WATER TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OR USE IT TO MAKE FORMULA OR JUICE

High nitrate levels were confirmed on 9/30/2021.

Bottled water should be used for infants. We are providing bottled water for infants and their families at Nothing Better.

Adults and children older than 6 months can drink the water

On 9/30/2021, we received notice that the samples collected on 9/27/2021 and 9/29/2021 confirmed a nitrate concentration in the drinking water of 11 ppm. This is above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level, of 10 ppm.

Possible Health Effects

*Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the maximum contaminant level could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome.* Blue baby syndrome is indicated by blueness of the skin. Nitrate is a concern for infants because they can't process nitrates in the same way adults can.

Symptoms in infants can develop rapidly, with health deteriorating over a period of days. If symptoms occur in a child less than 6 months old, seek medical attention immediately. If you are pregnant or have specific health concerns, you may wish to consult your doctor.

Steps We Are Taking

We have nitrate removal treatment and we are looking into it.

We anticipate resolving the problem within 14 days. We will inform you when this problem has been corrected. For more information, please contact Bonnie Messick of Nothing Better at 302-875-2400 or 14880 Hardscrabble Road, Seaford DE 19973.

*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*

This notice is being sent to you by: Nothing Better

Public Water System ID#: DE0020078



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