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National Drinking Water Database


Sanford Water District Utilities - Biddeford, ME


Serves 15,000 people

Phenanthrene

Phenanthrene is a pollutant from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, and is also used in the manufacture of dyes, explosives and pharmaceuticals.
 
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
11 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
30 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
PhenanthrenePhenanthrene is a pollutant from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, and is also used in the manufacture of dyes, explosives and pharmaceuticals.0 ppb
0 ppb
NoLegal 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 Phenanthrene

Health Based Limits for Phenanthrene

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-07-240 ppb440 ppb
2008-05-210 ppb660 ppb
2006-09-130 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-210 ppb330 ppb
2005-08-310 ppb110 ppb
2005-08-160 ppb660 ppb
2005-08-040 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-160 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-080 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-240 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-230 ppb440 ppb