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National Drinking Water Database


Calam - Lincoln Oaks Utilities - Sacramento, CA


Serves 44,708 people

Aroclor 1232

Aroclor 1232 is a member of the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) group of industrial chemicals used as dielectrics, coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment; PCBs contaminate water by leaching from landfills or other waste deposits.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 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)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
16 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
52 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Aroclor 1232Aroclor 1232 is a member of the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) group of industrial chemicals used as dielectrics, coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment; PCBs contaminate water by leaching from landfills or other waste deposits.0 ppb
0 ppb
No
MCLGA 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
No
0.5 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 Aroclor 1232

Health Based Limits for Aroclor 1232

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
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.0.5 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2007-12-180 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-220 ppb110 ppb
2007-03-200 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-070 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-260 ppb110 ppb
2006-09-190 ppb220 ppb
2006-09-140 ppb10100 ppb
2006-09-070 ppb550 ppb
2006-08-240 ppb660 ppb
2006-08-010 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-270 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-220 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-070 ppb440 ppb
2006-06-060 ppb330 ppb
2006-06-010 ppb770 ppb
2006-05-310 ppb770 ppb