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Town Notice: Water Quality Annual Report 2021

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The Town of Front Royal Department of Public Works proudly announces the 2021 Annual Water Quality Report (aka Consumer Confidence Report). This report demonstrates the Town’s commitment to providing the highest quality water to our customers.

In 2021, the Town’s tap water met all of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Commonwealth of Virginia drinking water health standards.

This report provides customers with an overview of how tap water reaches your home or business, testing results for your water, and important information concerning your drinking water.

This is the 2021 ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT from the Town of Front Royal


Once again, the Town of Front Royal provides you with our annual water quality report. This edition covers all testing completed from January 1 through December 31, 2021. We are pleased to inform you that our compliance with all state and federal drinking water laws remains exemplary.

As always, we are committed to delivering the best quality drinking water to you. To that end, we remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while continuing to serve the needs of all of our water users.

Where does our water come from?
The Town draws surface water from three sources: the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, Happy Creek, and Sloan Creek. Our Treatment facility produces drinking water that is supplied to you through the Town’s water distribution system.

How is our water treated?
Treatment begins with oxidation with the addition of sodium permanganate to the raw water, followed by coagulation through the addition of Poly Aluminum Chloride, which causes the small particles in the water to adhere to one another and grow in size. Flocculation occurs next to slowly mixing the water causing the particles to grow even larger. The water then passes into settling basins where the larger particles settle at the bottom of the basins. Sand and anthracite filters finish the removal of the particles not removed by settling. Before distribution, water is disinfected by UV and chlorine, and lime is added for corrosion control. Finally, fluoride is added to the water for dental protection.

How is our water tested?
Our Water Treatment Plant (WTP) operators conduct approximately 100 tests each day to ensure the quality of our drinking water. The water is tested for chlorine, pH, turbidity, alkalinity, hardness, and fluoride. Thank you for your interest in our water. If you have any questions about your drinking water, please contact:

Michael Kisner, WTP Manager, at (540) 636-7474 or mkisner@frontroyalva.com
Source Water Assessments

Source water assessments for the Town of Front Royal were completed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) on March 2, 2018. These assessments determined that the Town’s three water sources may be susceptible to contamination because they are surface waters exposed to a wide array of contaminants at varying concentrations. Changing hydrologic, hydraulic, and atmospheric conditions promote the migration of these contaminants from land-use activities on concern within the assessment areas. More specific information can be obtained by contacting the Town Water Treatment Plant (540) 636-7474.

Testing Results
Last year your tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking water health standards. The Town vigilantly safeguards its water supplies and we are proud to report that our system has not violated a maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standard.

Cryptosporidium
Cryptosporidium is a microbial pathogen found in surface water throughout the U.S. Although filtration removes cryptosporidium, the most commonly-used filtration methods cannot guarantee 100 percent removal. Our monitoring indicates the presence of these organisms in our source water. Current test methods do not allow us to determine if the organisms are dead or if they are capable of causing disease. Ingestion of cryptosporidium may cause cryptosporidiosis, an abdominal infection. Symptoms of infection include nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most healthy individuals can overcome the disease within a few weeks. However, immune-compromised people are at greater risk of developing a life-threatening illnesses. We encourage immune-compromised individuals to consult their doctor regarding appropriate precautions to take to avoid infection. Cryptosporidium must be ingested to cause disease, and it may be spread through means other than drinking water.

Important Health Information
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, organ transplant patients, HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorder patients, some elderly, and infants may be particularly at risk from infections and should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. The US EPA/CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Lead in Drinking Water
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 components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Town of Front Royal 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.

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY TOWN OF FRONT ROYAL DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
PWS ID # 2187406
www.frontroyalva.com

DEFINITIONS

  • AL (Action Level): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
  • MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): 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.
  • MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal): 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.
  • MRDL (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level): The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that the addition of a disinfectant is necessary for
    control of microbial contaminants.
  • MRDLG (Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal): 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.
  • NA: Not applicable
  • NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Unit): A measure of the clarity of water; Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person.
  • pCi/L (picocuries per liter): A measure of radioactivity.
  • ppb (parts per billion): One part substance per billion parts water (or micrograms per liter).
  • ppm (parts per million): One part substance per million parts water (or milligrams per liter).
  • TT (treatment technique): A required process intended to reduce the level of contaminants in drinking water.

 

In 2021, we have taken numerous samples in order to determine the presence of several substances. The table below shows a summary of these test results where contaminant levels were detected.

Many contaminants have been analyzed but were not present or below detectible limits. We feel it is important that you know exactly what and how much of a contaminant was present in the water.

The state allows us to monitor for certain substances less than once per year because the concentrations of these substances do not change frequently. In these cases, the most recent sample data are included, along with the year in which the sample was taken.

Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) are set at very stringent levels by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In developing the standards, EPA assumes that the average adult drinks 2 liters of water each day over a 70-year life span. EPA generally sets MCLs at levels that will result in no adverse effects for some contaminants or a one-in-ten-thousand to one-in-one-million chance of having the described health effect for other contaminants.

Click here to view the 2021 Water Quality Report online.

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Paving continues on Town’s primary roads

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The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling, then paving and line painting on several primary roads, November 7- November 23, 2022, between the hours of 7 am-7 pm (Weather Permitting).

At times traffic patterns will change, having various lane shifts, but message boards and proper signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.

Tentative Schedule (Weather Permitting)

Nov. 7-11- milling of S. Royal Avenue from Ay-view Dr to Criser Rd and W. Criser Rd


Nov. 14-18- paving of S. Royal Avenue and W. Criser Rd and milling of Remount Road and possibly 6th St from Royal Ave to Commerce Ave

Nov. 21-23-milling and paving of Crescent St from Chester St to Peyton St. and intersection of Commerce Ave and South St. and paving of Remount Rd and 6th St from Royal Ave to Commerce Ave.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm or the After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111.

 

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Town Notice: Local Board of Building Code of Appeals seeks members

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The Front Royal Town Council is searching for citizens interested in serving on a Local Board of Building Code Appeals (LBBCA). Those interested in serving must live within the Town of Front Royal or Warren County, with three members living within the Town limits. Applicants may own property in Warren County or Front Royal. Compensation, meeting dates, voting procedures, officers, and term limits shall be established in by-laws approved by Town Council.

• LBBCA is a 5-member board appointed by Town Council.
• At least three members shall have no less than five (5) years of knowledge and experience in the construction industry.
• Those interested who do not have construction knowledge shall have an equivalent experience in the real estate, law, architecture, or engineering professions.

Please send via email or mail a resume to:

Mayor & Town Council
Attn: Tina L Presley, Clerk of Council
102 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 1560
Front Royal, Virginia 22630


tpresley@frontroyalva.com

Learn more about Local Board of Building Code of Appeals here.

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Front Royal Town Council accepting resumes for vacant council seat

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The Front Royal Town Council is accepting resumes from citizens who are interested in serving on the Town Council to fill a vacancy that is currently open due to the resignation of Councilman Joseph McFadden; submitted on August 8, 2022, and accepted by formal Council action taken on August 29, 2022, setting a date for a Special Election.

If appointed, the term would end on the oath being administered by the candidate elected at a Special Election to be held on November 7, 2023.

The candidate elected during the Special Election will serve the remainder of Mr. McFadden’s term, December 31, 2024. To be eligible for appointment to the Town Council, candidates must reside in Front Royal, be a registered voter, and have been a resident of Virginia for one year immediately preceding their interim appointment.

Persons who are not eligible by law for the interim appointment and information received after the deadline will not be considered. If you are interested in serving on the Town Council, please send a resume with a cover letter to Town Council by Friday, September 23, 2022, at 4:30 pm.


Mayor and Town Council
102 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 1560
Front Royal, Virginia 22630

Attn: Tina L Presley, Clerk of Council tpresley@frontroyalva.com

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UPDATE: Paving continues on North Royal Avenue

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The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling, paving, and line painting on North Royal Avenue between North Commerce Avenue & West 14th Street.

Work will take place from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on July 18-August 5, 2022. Line Painting & Thermo for this area will be NIGHTWORK 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, August 7-9, 2022.

At times traffic patterns will change, having various lane shifts, but message boards and proper signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111. Public Works, 540-635-7819


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Town Notice: Road closure – North Commerce Avenue, 6th Street to Royal Avenue; paving continues

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The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling and paving and have Commerce Avenue closed from 6th Street to Royal Avenue. Work will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on July 25, 2022.

Traffic will be detoured down 6th Street to Royal Avenue. Signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111.

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Town Notice: Road closure – North Royal Avenue and 6th Street

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The Town of Front Royal will have North Royal Avenue & 6th Street closed for asphalt repairs.

NIGHTWORK is scheduled for July 21-22, 2022, from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.

Royal Avenue will be closed from 5th to 7th Street. 6th Street will be closed from Virginia to Warren Avenue.

DETOUR SIGNS will be in place.


Motorists are asked to use caution while driving and be aware of crews working.

If any questions, contact Public Works, Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. If there are any issues after hours, contact Police Department-Non-Emergency at 540-635-2111.

Town Talk: A conversation with Robbie Boyer, Director of Public Works – Front Royal paving projects; job opportunities

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Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning

Apple Dumpling Learning Center

Apple House

Auto Care Clinic

Avery-Hess Realty, Marilyn King

Beaver Tree Services

Blake and Co. Hair Spa

Blue Ridge Arts Council

Blue Ridge Education

BNI Shenandoah Valley

C&C's Ice Cream Shop

Card My Yard

CBM Mortgage, Michelle Napier

Christine Binnix - McEnearney Associates

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Cool Techs Heating and Air

Down Home Comfort Bakery

Downtown Market

Dusty's Country Store

Edward Jones-Bret Hrbek

Explore Art & Clay

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First Baptist Church

Front Royal Women's Resource Center

Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

G&M Auto Sales Inc

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Main Street Travel

Makeover Marketing Systems

Marlow Automotive Group

Mary Carnahan Graphic Design

Merchants on Main Street

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Mountain View Music

National Media Services

No Doubt Accounting

Northwestern Community Services Board

Ole Timers Antiques

Penny Lane Hair Co.

Philip Vaught Real Estate Management

Phoenix Project

Reaching Out Now

Rotary Club of Warren County

Royal Blends Nutrition

Royal Cinemas

Royal Examiner

Royal Family Bowling Center

Royal Oak Bookshop

Royal Oak Computers

Royal Oak Bookshop

Royal Spice

Ruby Yoga

Salvation Army

Samuels Public Library

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St. Luke Community Clinic

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The Institute for Association & Nonprofit Research

The Studio-A Place for Learning

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Valley Chorale

Vetbuilder.com

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Warren County Democratic Committee

Warren County Department of Social Services

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Christmas Tree Sales @ Royal Plaza Shopping Center
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Christmas Tree Sales @ Royal Plaza Shopping Center
Kickoff for tree sales — Boy Scout Troop 52 is ready to help you find that perfect tree. We are located at the Royal Plaza in front of Rural King. We will be selling trees[...]
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