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Litchfield Utilities - Coffeen, IL


Serves 6,815 people

Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)

Total haloacetic acids refers to the sum of the concentrations of five related disinfection byproducts in a water sample: dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monochloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoacetic acid.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
25 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
25 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
37 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)Total haloacetic acids refers to the sum of the concentrations of five related disinfection byproducts in a water sample: dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monochloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoacetic acid.29.55 ppb
93 ppb
Yes
0.7 ppb
Yes
60 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 Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)

Health Based Limits for Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)

StandardDescriptionLevel
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0.7 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.60 ppb
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.70 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration 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.70 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA 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.450 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5200 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.5200 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2009-03-1693 ppb1093 ppb
2008-12-0823 ppb1023 ppb
2008-08-1210.55 ppb420 to 40 ppb
2008-07-3140 ppb1040 ppb
2008-05-124.45 ppb420 to 15.2 ppb
2008-04-2138 ppb1038 ppb
2008-02-121 ppb430 to 4 ppb
2008-02-0715.7 ppb1015.7 ppb
2007-11-134 ppb430 to 16 ppb
2007-10-1734 ppb1034 ppb
2007-08-2825 ppb1025 ppb
2007-05-1446 ppb1046 ppb
2007-01-2428 ppb1028 ppb
2006-11-0620.4 ppb1020.4 ppb
2006-08-2136 ppb1036 ppb
2006-05-3041 ppb1041 ppb
2006-01-3020.1 ppb1020.1 ppb
2005-10-2725.9 ppb1025.9 ppb
2005-08-1146.8 ppb1046.8 ppb
2005-04-2134.2 ppb1034.2 ppb
2005-02-0325.5 ppb1025.5 ppb
2004-11-0422.8 ppb1022.8 ppb
2004-07-1928.4 ppb1028.4 ppb
2004-06-2440 ppb1040 ppb
2004-02-0435 ppb1035 ppb