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National Drinking Water Database


Anaheim Public Utilities Utilities - Anaheim, CA


Serves 345,556 people

Aluminum

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
11 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)
11 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
52 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
72 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
AluminumAluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations.117.63 ppb
330 ppb
Yes
200 ppb
Yes
200 ppb
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 Aluminum

Health Based Limits for Aluminum

StandardDescriptionLevel
National Secondary Drinking Water RegulationsA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 200 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.600 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2009-04-03160 ppb10160 ppb
2009-03-06180 ppb10180 ppb
2009-02-06170 ppb10170 ppb
2009-01-16160 ppb10160 ppb
2009-01-05120 ppb10120 ppb
2008-12-05160 ppb10160 ppb
2008-11-04190 ppb10190 ppb
2008-10-02290 ppb10290 ppb
2008-09-05300 ppb10300 ppb
2008-08-01320 ppb10320 ppb
2008-07-10330 ppb10330 ppb
2008-07-070 ppb550 ppb
2008-07-010 ppb440 ppb
2008-06-06230 ppb10230 ppb
2008-05-020 ppb110 ppb
2008-03-07140 ppb10140 ppb
2008-02-08140 ppb10140 ppb
2008-01-300 ppb110 ppb
2008-01-18150 ppb10150 ppb
2008-01-04120 ppb20120 ppb
2007-12-07110 ppb10110 ppb
2007-11-02220 ppb20220 ppb
2007-10-05265 ppb20260 to 270 ppb
2007-09-06205 ppb20200 to 210 ppb
2007-08-03195 ppb20190 to 200 ppb
2007-07-02195 ppb20190 to 200 ppb
2007-05-04190 ppb20190 ppb
2007-04-06135 ppb20130 to 140 ppb
2007-04-020 ppb110 ppb
2007-03-150 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-04140 ppb10140 ppb
2006-07-120 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-040 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-25220 ppb10220 ppb
2005-10-310 ppb110 ppb
2005-10-040 ppb440 ppb
2005-08-290 ppb110 ppb
2005-08-160 ppb110 ppb
2005-08-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-07-060 ppb110 ppb
2005-07-050 ppb330 ppb
2005-05-130 ppb110 ppb
2005-04-27180 ppb10180 ppb
2005-04-180 ppb110 ppb
2005-02-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-27180 ppb10180 ppb
2005-01-041.3 ppb101.3 ppb
2004-10-15254 ppb10254 ppb
2004-07-15311 ppb10311 ppb
2004-03-081.6 ppb101.6 ppb
2004-01-12154 ppb10154 ppb