National Drinking Water Database
Dixon Utilities - Nelson, IL
Serves 16,100 people
PhosphorusPhosphorus is a component of fertilizer and manure, and a common pollutant in municipal wastewater discharges.
Testing History-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
|PhosphorusPhosphorus is a component of fertilizer and manure, and a common pollutant in municipal wastewater discharges.||6 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 Phosphorus
Health Based Limits for Phosphorus
|Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer risk||Concentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.||0.1 ppb|
|Drinking Water Equivalent Level||A lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.||0.5 ppb|
|Samples taken that day||Number of Non-Detects||Range of Results|
|2008-05-28||6 ppb||1||0||6 ppb|