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National Drinking Water Database


Combined Uranium (mg/L) in New York


Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed uranium ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

99 water utilities reported detecting Combined Uranium (mg/L) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Combined Uranium (mg/L) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Pawling Village
Pawling, NY
2,1814 of 418.79 ppb
(15.16 to 20 ppb)
2Highfields Condo
Putnam Valley, NY
5016 of 1611.13 ppb
(5.5 to 60 ppb)
3Hillcrest Water District
Brewster, NY
3055 of 510 ppb
(10 ppb)
4Lake Mahopac Condo
Larchmont, NY
1505 of 59.9 ppb
(9.5 to 10 ppb)
5Oakridge Water District
South Salem, NY
89212 of 129.88 ppb
(6.4 to 15 ppb)
6Carmel WD 7
Mahopac, NY
3009 of 99.67 ppb
(5.06 to 21.15 ppb)
7Reed Farm Condominiums W.S.
Bedford, NY
6005 of 59.42 ppb
(8.3 to 10 ppb)
8Water Club Condominiums W.S.
Elmsford, NY
755 of 59.3 ppb
(6.5 to 10 ppb)
9Starr Ridge Manor
Brewster, NY
4205 of 58.5 ppb
(5.8 to 10 ppb)
10Schoolview Apartments
NY
251 of 18.3 ppb
(8.3 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Combined Uranium (mg/L)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.0.5 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.20 ppb
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.30 ppb

Violation Summary for Combined Uranium (mg/L) in New York

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly141
Over maximum contaminant level, Average25