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Goleta Water Disrict Utilities - Santa Barbara, CA


Serves 74,000 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
1 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)
1 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
62 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
64 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.80.76 ppb
260 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
2008-09-290 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-250 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-230 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-220 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-170 ppb110 ppb
2008-08-190 ppb330 ppb
2008-03-240 ppb110 ppb
2008-02-110 ppb110 ppb
2008-01-1560 ppb1060 ppb
2007-12-2655 ppb1055 ppb
2007-11-2787 ppb1087 ppb
2007-10-100 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-08130 ppb10130 ppb
2007-09-2495 ppb1095 ppb
2007-08-20140 ppb10140 ppb
2007-07-30150 ppb10150 ppb
2007-06-25110 ppb10110 ppb
2007-05-30120 ppb10120 ppb
2007-04-2388 ppb1088 ppb
2007-03-1988 ppb1088 ppb
2007-02-140 ppb110 ppb
2007-02-1275 ppb1075 ppb
2007-01-2296 ppb1096 ppb
2006-12-18100 ppb10100 ppb
2006-10-1691 ppb1091 ppb
2006-09-18110 ppb10110 ppb
2006-08-1452 ppb1052 ppb
2006-08-080 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-31110 ppb10110 ppb
2006-07-240 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-12100 ppb10100 ppb
2006-05-0195 ppb1095 ppb
2006-04-1059 ppb1059 ppb
2006-03-1377 ppb1077 ppb
2006-02-1373 ppb1073 ppb
2006-01-1667 ppb1067 ppb
2005-12-2866 ppb1066 ppb
2005-11-14120 ppb10120 ppb
2005-10-24120 ppb10120 ppb
2005-09-2671 ppb1071 ppb
2005-08-2295 ppb1095 ppb
2005-08-100 ppb110 ppb
2005-08-0989 ppb1089 ppb
2005-07-18110 ppb10110 ppb
2005-06-13130 ppb10130 ppb
2005-05-02140 ppb10140 ppb
2005-04-11140 ppb10140 ppb
2005-03-1482 ppb1082 ppb
2005-02-1462 ppb1062 ppb
2004-12-0683 ppb1083 ppb
2004-11-0872 ppb1072 ppb
2004-10-1198 ppb1098 ppb
2004-09-20120 ppb10120 ppb
2004-09-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-16150 ppb10150 ppb
2004-08-03110 ppb10110 ppb
2004-07-12170 ppb10170 ppb
2004-06-14260 ppb10260 ppb
2004-04-12150 ppb10150 ppb
2004-03-15140 ppb10140 ppb
2004-02-18120 ppb10120 ppb
2004-01-1981 ppb1081 ppb