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New public notices published in the issue of April 29, 2013

City of Montrose
2012 Drinking Water Report
The City of Montrose is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2012. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.
Source of Water
The City of Montrose provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: three wells ranging from 175 to 184 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
The water provided to customers may meet drinking water standards, but the Minnesota Department of Health has also made a determination as to how vulnerable the source of water may be to future contamination incidents. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water, please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/swa.
Call DAN REMER 763-238-2389 if you have questions about the City of Montrose drinking water or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.
Results of Monitoring
No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants were sampled for in 2012. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.)
Key to abbreviations:
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.
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.
MRDL-Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level.
MRDLG-Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.
AL-Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which a water system must follow.
90th Percentile Level-This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90th percentile level is determined by disregarding the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90th percentile level.
ppm-Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l).
ppb-Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (µg/l).
N/A-Not Applicable (does not apply).
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. City of Montrose 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.
Monitoring may have been done for additional contaminants that do not have MCLs established for them and are not required to be monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results may be available by calling 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours.
Compliance with National Primary
Contaminant (units)
MRDLG
MRDL
****
*****
Typical Source of Contaminant
Chlorine (ppm) 4 4 .96-2.2 1.68 Water additive used to control microbes.

*This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous year.
Contaminant (units)
MCLG
AL 90% Level # sites over AL
Typical Source of Contaminant
Copper (ppm) (06/23/2011) 1.3 1.3 1.2 1 out of 10 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.
Lead (ppb) (06/23/2011) 0 15 1.8 0 out of 10 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits.

****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average.
*****Highest Quarterly Average.
Contaminant MCLG MCL LEVEL FOUND
Typical Source of Contaminant
Barium (ppm) 2 2 N/A .09 Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.
Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 1-1.1 1.08 State of Minnesota requires all municipal water systems to add fluoride to the drinking water to promote strong teeth; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) (ppb) (08/02/2011) 0 60 N/A 1.5 By-product of drinking water disinfection.
TTHM (Total trihalomethanes) (ppb) (08/02/2011) 0 80 N/A 1.2 By-product of drinking water disinfection.

Drinking Water Regulations
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturallyoccurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturallyoccurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturallyoccurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
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 poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 18004264791.
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 at 18004264791.
This report is not being mailed directly to all customers but is available upon request. Please contact the City of Montrose at 763-575-7422.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal April 29, 2013.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
BID OPENING
Contractor’s sealed Proposals for the 2013 Middle School Reroof will be received by Independent School District No. 879, Delano, Minnesota, until 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, in Delano, Minnesota, in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by, Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc., 7601 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426.
Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the above time and place. Bids received after 2:00 PM will be returned unopened.
A single bid will be received for all divisions of the Contract.
Envelopes containing bids must be sealed, marked on the lower left-hand corner “Sealed Bid Enclosed” with the name and address of the bidder and the date and hour of the opening and addressed to:
Board of Education
Independent School District 879
700 Elm Avenue East
Delano, MN 55328

BID SECURITY
Each bidder must accompany his Proposal with a Cashier’s Check, Bid Bond or Certified Check equal to 5% of the amount of the Proposal payable to the Owner as a guarantee of prompt execution of the Contract in accordance with the Proposal and Contract Documents, and that he will furnish bond acceptable to the Owner covering performance of the Contract.
Copies of the Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents are on file at the Architect’s office and at the following offices:

Minneapolis Builders Exchange
1123 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405

St. Paul Builders Exchange
445 Farrington Street
St. Paul, MN 55103

St. Cloud Builders Exchange
110 6th Avenue South 2104
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Mid-Minnesota Builders Exchange
East Highway 12
Willmar, MN 56201

Reed Construction Data
www.reedconnect.com
or
www.reedbulletin.com

Superintendent of Schools
Independent School District 879
700 Elm Avenue East
Delano, MN 55328

McGraw Hill Construction (Dodge)
7160 Blaine Avenue East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Isqft
525 Park Street, #110
St. Paul, MN 55103-2186

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY
Prime Contractors may obtain one set of documents from the Architect upon deposit of the amounts noted, which will be refunded to all bidders upon return of the documents to the architect in good condition within ten days after receipt of bids.
Contractors who do not submit bids will receive refund of one half of their deposit for plans and specifications that are returned within ten days after receipt of bids.
Subcontractors or suppliers may purchase the entire set of plans and specifications, for their respective division of the contract, for a non-refundable cost of $50 plus shipping and handling.
Subcontractors or suppliers who desire individual plan sheets or specifications may purchase copies at the nonrefundable cost of reproduction and delivery.

Complete Construction from:
Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc. 7601 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Plans and Specification Deposit of $150.00

SITE VISITATION
Bidders requiring visitation to the site are to contact the Buildings and Grounds Director Marty Kittock at 612-616-2444 and make an appointment for the site visitation.

BID WAIVER
Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. The Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bids.
Independent School District No. 879
Delano, Minnesota
By: Carolyn Milano, Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal April 22 and 29, 2013.