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National Drinking Water Database


Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Utah


Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Utah

8 water utilities reported detecting Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Combined Radium (-226 & -228) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Manila Culinary Water Co.
Pleasant Grove, UT
2,4501 of 13.33 pCi/L
(3.33 pCi/L)
2Plymouth
Plymouth, UT
3861 of 12 pCi/L
(2 pCi/L)
3Eureka
Eureka, UT
6003 of 31.78 pCi/L
(1 to 3 pCi/L)
4Mapleton
Mapleton, UT
7,3001 of 11.46 pCi/L
(1.46 pCi/L)
5Pleasant Grove City
Pleasant Grove, UT
27,4002 of 21.28 pCi/L
(0.56 to 2 pCi/L)
6Kennecott - Zone A Ro
Bingham Canyon, UT
02 of 21 pCi/L
(1 pCi/L)
7Hill Air Force Base
Hill Afb, UT
21,0002 of 30.67 pCi/L
(0 to 1 pCi/L)
8Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District
West Jordan, UT
82,5004 of 80.65 pCi/L
(0 to 3 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

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 pCi/L
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.5 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in Utah

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly63