The Village of New London Did Not Meet Treatment Requirements


In order to ensure proper disinfection, water in the treatment plant must be in contact with chlorine or a similar disinfectant for a minimum amount of time. On December 10, 11 and 26, 2020, this did not occur.

Although chlorine quickly kills most bacteria, it is less effective against organisms such as viruses and parasites. For this reason, water needs to mix with chlorine for a longer time period to kill such organisms. The amount of time necessary, or the contact time, depends on the amount of disinfectant in the water, and the pH and temperature of the water.


What should I do?


You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.


Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly people may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

• These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.


What is being done?


We are investigating and taking the necessary steps to correct the problem as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit our website at www.rlcwa.com or contact:

Joe Waldecker at 440-355-5121 or

42401 State Route 303 Lagrange, OH 44050.


General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.


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

PWSID#: OH4701803 Date distributed: 1/22/21