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Chromium (total) in Ohio


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 Ohio

163 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)
1Fair Acres Mobile Home P
Newton Falls, OH
2401 of 232 ppb
(0 to 64 ppb)
2Garrettsville, Village of Pws
Garrettsville, OH
2,4002 of 222 ppb
(11 to 33 ppb)
3State Line Mhp #1 Pws
Lowellville, OH
301 of 119 ppb
(19 ppb)
4Green Meadows Health & Wellness Center
Louisville, OH
3502 of 217 ppb
(12 to 22 ppb)
5Lakeshore Court Mobile H
Canton, OH
702 of 217 ppb
(13 to 21 ppb)
6Kalida Water Treatment Plant
Kalida, OH
1,0362 of 216.5 ppb
(13 to 20 ppb)
7State Line Mhp #2 Pws
Lowellville, OH
851 of 116 ppb
(16 ppb)
8Marshallville,village of
Marshallville, OH
9602 of 216 ppb
(15 to 17 ppb)
9Wayside Farm Nursing Hom
Peninsula, OH
1751 of 114 ppb
(14 ppb)
10Mwcd - Sites Lake
New Philadelphia, OH
3601 of 214 ppb
(0 to 28 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 Ohio

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly31