Health & Safety

July 20, 2012

Drinking water report released

Courtesy of 56th AMDS

The Luke Air Force Base 2011 annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality was released July 9 by the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight. The Environmental Protection Agency requires this report be available to the consuming public.

The consumer confidence report describes the presence of contaminants that may be in the drinking water and any health risks. There are currently more than 80 contaminants regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Most of these contaminants are not found in Luke drinking water.

The 56th AMDS BEE routinely monitors for microbial, organic and inorganic chemical contaminants, pesticides and herbicides, and radioactive contaminants at the frequencies required by federal and state law. These monitoring results are outlined in the full report.

The report identifies any violations the system has received in the past year and details health effects information associated with the detected contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses an immediate health risk.

If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, a notification will be released within 24 hours. Other instances of noncompliance such as missed monitoring and positive bacteriological results will be promptly reported in the Thunderbolt. The full consumer confidence report can be found at the base library, 56th Medical Group pharmacy lobby, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 56th AMDS BEE and will be posted online at www.luke.af.mil.

For more information about the consumer confidence report, call Tech. Sgt. Clyde Oliver, 56th AMDS BEE at (623) 856-7521.

For more information about contaminants and potential health effects, call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Pg-1-photo

Chief of staff visits Luke

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, spent time meeting with Airmen and leadership Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Welsh highlighted Airman health, wellness and quality of life activities. He also...
 
 

Mentoring fosters dreams, strengthens us

A few days ago while reading an online commander’s call, I came across an article dated Dec. 31, 2014, stating President Obama proclaimed the month of January 2015 National Mentoring Month. Although this topic is thoroughly discussed in our Air Force today, I felt compelled to write on its importance all the same. In a...
 
 

Have you joined the Air Force yet?

I enlisted into the Air Force in February of 1997. However, I didn’t join the Air Force until March of 1999. No, I’m not talking about the Delayed Enlistment Program. There was no doubt that after high school I would attend college. However, not having applied for any scholarships and realizing that I didn’t have...
 

 
Courtesy photo

Prevention training goes face-to-face

Courtesy photo Maj. Jennifer Tomlinson, Air Education and Training Command Medical Readiness Division deputy chief, serves as facilitator during the AETC Medical Services and Training directorate annual Air Force Suicide Preven...
 
 
Senior Airman
JAMES HENSLEY

Thunderbolt looks to future

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Maddie Baker, 56th Dental Squadron acting commander secretary was an Air Force Honor Guard member prior to crossing over to the dental field. As the commander’s secretary, she plays a piv...
 
 

Tuskegee Airmen commemorated

The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc. celebrated the 2nd Annual Tuskegee Airman Commemoration Day with a wreath ceremony Wednesday at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park. The Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day is the result of legislation signed into law by former Arizona Governor Janice Brewer in 2013 and is the first such law...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin