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National Drinking Water Database


Sacramento Suburban Water District Utilities - Sacramento, CA


Serves 170,000 people

Dimethoate

Dimethoate is an organophosphate insecticide used on crops and in livestock.
 
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
42 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
181 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
DimethoateDimethoate is an organophosphate insecticide used on crops and in livestock.0 ppb
0 ppb
No
2 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
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 Dimethoate

Health Based Limits for Dimethoate

StandardDescriptionLevel
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.2 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-10-090 ppb220 ppb
2008-09-110 ppb110 ppb
2008-07-310 ppb440 ppb
2008-07-240 ppb880 ppb
2008-07-230 ppb660 ppb
2008-07-220 ppb770 ppb
2008-07-210 ppb550 ppb
2008-07-170 ppb770 ppb
2008-07-160 ppb660 ppb
2008-07-150 ppb660 ppb
2008-07-140 ppb550 ppb
2008-07-100 ppb660 ppb
2008-07-090 ppb660 ppb
2008-07-080 ppb550 ppb
2008-07-070 ppb550 ppb
2008-07-020 ppb550 ppb
2008-07-010 ppb770 ppb
2007-07-260 ppb110 ppb
2007-07-250 ppb110 ppb
2007-07-230 ppb11110 ppb
2007-06-250 ppb110 ppb
2007-06-210 ppb12120 ppb
2007-06-120 ppb550 ppb
2007-06-110 ppb10100 ppb
2007-04-160 ppb110 ppb
2007-04-120 ppb110 ppb
2006-08-140 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-08-110 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-190 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-300 ppb660 ppb
2004-08-310 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-170 ppb330 ppb
2004-07-060 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-240 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-230 ppb440 ppb
2004-06-140 ppb550 ppb
2004-06-070 ppb440 ppb
2004-06-010 ppb440 ppb
2004-05-240 ppb550 ppb
2004-05-170 ppb440 ppb
2004-05-100 ppb440 ppb