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City of Meza Utilities Department Utilities - Phoenix, AZ


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Uranium-238

Uranium-238 is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
14 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
14 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
40 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
159 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Uranium-238Uranium-238 is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture.0 pCi/L
0 pCi/L
NoNo
0.03 pCi/L
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Uranium-238

Health Based Limits for Uranium-238

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.0.03 pCi/L

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2007-08-220 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2007-08-200 mg/L*110 pCi/L
2007-05-220 mg/L*110 pCi/L
2007-05-100 mg/L*110 pCi/L
2007-04-050 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2007-02-270 mg/L*220 pCi/L
2007-02-270 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2007-02-260 mg/L*110 pCi/L
2006-11-160 pCi/L770 pCi/L
2006-11-090 pCi/L770 pCi/L
2006-11-070 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-11-060 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-10-110 pCi/L770 pCi/L
2006-09-280 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-09-190 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-07-190 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2006-07-191.4 mg/L*+101.4 pCi/L
2006-07-180 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-07-170 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-07-120 pCi/L440 pCi/L
2006-07-110 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-07-100 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-06-151.6 pCi/L+101.6 pCi/L
2006-05-232.3 pCi/L+610 to 4.7 pCi/L
2006-05-172.41 pCi/L+920 to 4.8 pCi/L
2006-05-161.78 pCi/L+510 to 3.1 pCi/L
2006-05-152.71 pCi/L+910 to 5.9 pCi/L
2006-04-040 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-01-250 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-01-231.75 pCi/L+210 to 3.5 pCi/L
2006-01-171.34 pCi/L+940 to 4.3 pCi/L
2006-01-111.25 pCi/L+840 to 3.2 pCi/L
2006-01-102.55 pCi/L+401.9 to 3.5 pCi/L
2006-01-100 mg/L*110 pCi/L
2006-01-091.46 pCi/L+530 to 5.9 pCi/L
2006-01-090 mg/L*220 pCi/L
2006-01-052.6 pCi/L+930 to 5.9 pCi/L
2006-01-050 mg/L*110 pCi/L
2006-01-041.68 pCi/L+830 to 4 pCi/L
2006-01-031.28 pCi/L+950 to 4.3 pCi/L