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National Drinking Water Database


United Water- New Jersey Utilities - Camden, NJ


Serves 253,045 people

Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits.
 
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
29 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
51 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
117 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Combined Radium (-226 & -228)Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits.1.09 pCi/L
4.9 pCi/L
Yes
MCLGA 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.: 0 pCi/L
No
5 pCi/L
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 Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

Health Based Limits for Combined Radium (-226 & -228)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0 pCi/L
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.5 pCi/L

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-12-201.82 pCi/L201.07 to 2.56 pCi/L
2006-11-281.9 pCi/L201.3 to 2.5 pCi/L
2006-10-310 pCi/L330 pCi/L
2006-10-300 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-10-242.35 pCi/L201.3 to 3.4 pCi/L
2006-10-170 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2006-10-160 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2006-08-290.97 pCi/L310 to 1.6 pCi/L
2006-08-281.6 pCi/L101.6 pCi/L
2006-08-231.05 pCi/L201 to 1.1 pCi/L
2006-08-151.2 pCi/L101.2 pCi/L
2006-08-093.75 pCi/L202.9 to 4.6 pCi/L
2006-08-080 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-08-070 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-08-010 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-07-311.23 pCi/L401.1 to 1.5 pCi/L
2006-06-282.5 pCi/L102.5 pCi/L
2006-06-131.27 pCi/L310 to 2.7 pCi/L
2006-05-240 pCi/L330 pCi/L
2006-05-231.7 pCi/L310 to 4 pCi/L
2006-05-220 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2006-05-160 pCi/L440 pCi/L
2006-03-140 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-03-083.75 pCi/L203.4 to 4.1 pCi/L
2006-01-310 pCi/L550 pCi/L
2006-01-230 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-01-210 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2006-01-110.33 pCi/L320 to 1 pCi/L
2006-01-100 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2005-12-130.3 pCi/L430 to 1.2 pCi/L
2005-11-301.1 pCi/L101.1 pCi/L
2005-11-160 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2005-10-260 pCi/L330 pCi/L
2005-10-252.2 pCi/L102.2 pCi/L
2005-10-170.9 pCi/L210 to 1.8 pCi/L
2005-10-120.6 pCi/L210 to 1.2 pCi/L
2005-08-161.4 pCi/L201.3 to 1.5 pCi/L
2005-08-103.32 pCi/L501.5 to 5.2 pCi/L
2005-08-092.95 pCi/L401 to 6.4 pCi/L
2005-07-214.9 pCi/L104.9 pCi/L
2005-07-052.45 pCi/L620 to 4.9 pCi/L
2005-06-220.54 pCi/L210 to 1.07 pCi/L
2005-06-070 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2005-06-012.21 pCi/L210 to 4.41 pCi/L
2005-04-271.47 pCi/L201.11 to 1.82 pCi/L
2005-04-130 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2005-04-120 pCi/L220 pCi/L
2005-04-112.28 pCi/L210 to 4.56 pCi/L
2005-04-010 pCi/L110 pCi/L
2005-03-310 pCi/L770 pCi/L
2005-01-123.57 pCi/L301.43 to 4.71 pCi/L