The Power of Information

National Drinking Water Database

Village of Axtell Utilities - Axtell, NE

Serves 707 people

Nitrate & nitrite

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, leaching from septic tanks, and erosion of natural deposits.
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
2 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)
2 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
37 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
93 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Nitrate & nitriteNitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, leaching from septic tanks, and erosion of natural deposits.3.71 ppm
11 ppm
10 ppm
10 ppm
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 Nitrate & nitrite

Health Based Limits for Nitrate & nitrite

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.10 ppm
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.10 ppm
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.10 ppm

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-10-295.9 ppm205.9 ppm
2008-07-222.95 ppm420 to 5.9 ppm
2008-05-050 ppm220 ppm
2008-04-142.6 ppm420 to 5.2 ppm
2008-01-280 ppm220 ppm
2008-01-082.65 ppm420 to 5.3 ppm
2008-01-030 ppm220 ppm
2007-10-092.65 ppm420 to 5.3 ppm
2007-07-112.55 ppm420 to 5.1 ppm
2007-04-250 ppm220 ppm
2007-04-031.9 ppm420 to 3.8 ppm
2007-01-082.45 ppm420 to 4.9 ppm
2006-10-033.2 ppm420 to 6.4 ppm
2006-07-102.4 ppm420 to 4.8 ppm
2006-05-240 ppm440 ppm
2006-05-230 ppm660 ppm
2006-05-220 ppm220 ppm
2006-05-100 ppm220 ppm
2006-04-032.05 ppm420 to 4.1 ppm
2006-01-101.9 ppm420 to 3.8 ppm
2005-10-123.05 ppm202.2 to 3.9 ppm
2005-10-040 ppm110 ppm
2005-09-210.53 ppm100.53 ppm
2005-09-067.5 ppm204 to 11 ppm
2005-05-1811 ppm1011 ppm
2005-05-047.75 ppm204.5 to 11 ppm
2005-01-106.7 ppm206.3 to 7.1 ppm
2004-12-010 ppm110 ppm
2004-10-2711 ppm1011 ppm
2004-10-127.75 ppm204.5 to 11 ppm
2004-08-118.4 ppm108.4 ppm
2004-07-068.2 ppm205.4 to 11 ppm
2004-04-207.1 ppm107.1 ppm
2004-04-067.95 ppm204.9 to 11 ppm
2004-03-030 ppm110 ppm
2004-02-119.6 ppm109.6 ppm
2004-01-137.45 ppm204.9 to 10 ppm