14th Annual Five Seasons Stand Down Day Proclamation
Whereas, Linn County Veteran Affairs, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Area Veterans Council, the Iowa City VA Medical Center, and the Linn County Continuum of Care will hold Linn County’s 14th annual Stand Down for homeless and near-homeless veterans and non-veterans, and;
Whereas, Stand Down is a term used in times of war in which exhausted combat units come off the battlefield to rest and recover in a place of safety, and;
Whereas, According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the first Stand Down was organized in 1988 by a group of Vietnam Veterans in San Diego, and;
Whereas, Today, Stand Down also refers to a community-based program that provides assists homeless and near-homeless veterans transition to community living by providing access to human service agencies, including benefits counseling (Social Security and Veterans), employment and training assistance, eye exams screenings, health care screenings, housing services, legal assistance, mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling, and;
Whereas, Stand Downs have been used as an effective tool in reaching out to homeless veterans, nationally reaching more than 200,000 veterans and their family members.
Now, Therefore, I, James Voss, Mayor of Walker, Iowa, do hereby proclaim September 6, 2019, as the:
“14th Annual Five Seasons Stand Down Day”
and encourage residents to recognize the positive impacts of this event to assist Veterans, and to express gratitude to those who have served and continue to serve.
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2018 WATER QUALITY REPORT
FOR WALKER WATER WORKS
This report contains important information regarding the water quality in our water system. The source of our water is groundwater. Our water quality testing shows the following results:
CONTAMINANT MCL - (MCLG) Compliance Date Violation Source
Type Value & (Range) Yes/No
Lead (ppb) AL=15 (0) 90th 8.00 (ND - 27) 2016 No Corrosion of household plumbing sample exceeded AL systems; erosion of natural deposits
Copper (ppm) AL=1.3 (1.3) 90th 0.11 (0.02 - 0.2) 2016 No Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from
950 - DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Chlorine (ppm) MRDL=4.0(MRDLG=4.0) RAA 1.6 (1.48 - 1.63) 12/31/2018 No Water additive used to control microbes
01 - FIRE STATION TAP, #3
Sodium (ppm) N/A (N/A) SGL 11 12/08/2017 No Erosion of natural deposits; Added to water
during treatment process
Note: Contaminants with dates indicate results from the most recent testing done in accordance with regulations.
· Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – 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.
· Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) -- 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.
· ppb -- parts per billion.
· ppm -- parts per million.
· pCi/L – picocuries per liter
· N/A – Not applicable
· ND -- Not detected
· RAA – Running Annual Average
· Treatment Technique (TT) – A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
· Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
· Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
· Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
· SGL – Single Sample Result
· RTCR – Revised Total Coliform Rule
· NTU – Nephelometric Turbidity Units
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 posed a health risk. More information about contaminants or potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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 transplants, 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).
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. WALKER WATER WORKS is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than 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 home's water, you may wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
This water supply obtains its water from the dolomite and limestone of the Silurian, Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer. The Silurian, Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer was determined to be susceptible to contamination because the characteristics of the aquifer and overlying materials provide some protection from contaminants from the land surface. The Silurian, Cambrian-Ordovician well will be susceptible to surface contaminants such as leaking underground storage tanks, contaminant spills, and excess fertilizer application. A detailed evaluation of your source water was completed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and is available from the Water Operator at 319-310-6685 .
For questions regarding this information or how you can get involved in decisions regarding the water system, please contact WALKER WATER WORKS at 319-310-6685.
City council meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 204 Greene Street, Walker, IA at 7 pm.
Whenever a snow emergency is declared, parking on the City streets shall be permitted
on the even sides of the street when the snow emergency is declared to start on an even
numbered day, and on odd numbered sides of the street, when the snow emergency is
declared to start on an odd numbered day. This shall continue from proclamation through
the duration of the snow or ice storm and a 48-hour period after cessation of the storm.
While under said snow emergency parking shall adhere to even sides of the street on
even numbered days and odd sides of the street on odd numbered days, unless the snow
has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area. Vehicles violating
this snow emergency section shall be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
In December of 2014, the city received a grant from the Linn County Fund through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for this book drop box for the Center Point Library. Books are returned to the library weekly.
Effective March 9, 2016:
Burn barrels are NO LONGER allowed.