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Chromium (total) in New Hampshire


Chromium is a metal that pollutes drinking water due to discharge from steel and pulp mills and erosion of natural deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New Hampshire

39 water utilities reported detecting Chromium (total) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Chromium (total) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Chester College of NE /Douglas
NH
701 of 1104.9 ppb
(104.9 ppb)
2Salzburg Square
NH
251 of 150 ppb
(50 ppb)
3Bainbridge Park
NH
501 of 130 ppb
(30 ppb)
4Pelham Plaza
NH
1001 of 120.8 ppb
(20.8 ppb)
5Hopkinton Village Precinct
Hopkinton, NH
2151 of 120.2 ppb
(20.2 ppb)
6Sandy Ridge Estates
Ossipee, NH
1251 of 111.3 ppb
(11.3 ppb)
7Colby Brook Estates
Epsom, NH
881 of 111 ppb
(11 ppb)
8Moultonborough Central School
NH
4311 of 110.8 ppb
(10.8 ppb)
9Circle of Friends School
NH
801 of 110 ppb
(10 ppb)
10Dunlap Myers Center
NH
601 of 18.2 ppb
(8.2 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Chromium (total)

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.100 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb

Violation Summary for Chromium (total) in New Hampshire

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in New Hampshire since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly9