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Windy Acres Mobile Home - Morristown, NJ


Serves 100 people - Test data available: 2004-2006

This drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. It is part of EWG's national database that includes 47,667 drinking water utilities and 20 million test results. Water utilities nationwide detected more than 300 pollutants between 2004 and 2009. More than half of these chemicals are unregulated, legal in any amount. Despite this widespread contamination, the federal government invests few resources to protecting rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater from pollution in the first place. The information below summarizes test results for this utility and lists potential health concerns.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection did not respond to requests for more recent test data. Contact your water utility for the latest water quality report.

 
This Drinking Water System
National Average
Exceed Health GuidelinesTests showing chemicals at concentrations above health guidelines established by federal and state health agencies. These guidelines are typically set at a levels that pose no significant health risk.
6 chemicals
4
Health Standard ExceedencesChemicals detected at concentrations above the legal limit, the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCLs) established by the U.S. EPA. 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.
0 chemicals
0.5
Pollutants FoundThe total number of contaminants detected since 2004, according to data provided by the state water agency.
15 chemicals
8
Tests ConductedThe total number of number of water quality tests conducted by water utilities and recorded in data provided by the state water agency.
1,389 tests
420

Contaminants Exceeding Health Guidelines

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
1,1,2-Trichloroethane1,1,2-Trichloroethane is used in production of synthetic fibers, plastic wraps and adhesives; it is released as a pollutant from various chemical manufacturing factories.0.3 ppb
0.96 ppb
Yes
0.3 ppb
No
5 ppb
Lead (total)Lead is a metal that enters water by corrosion of household plumbing systems, discharge of industrial pollution and erosion of natural deposits.3.46 ppb
14.52 ppb
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 ppb
No
Barium (total)Barium is a mineral that enters drinking water through drilling and mining waste runoff, discharges from chemical industries and erosion of natural deposits.358.65 ppb
710 ppb
Yes
700 ppb
No
2000 ppb
Vinyl chlorideVinyl chloride is a chemical used for production of PVC plastic; it contaminates drinking water due to leaching from PVC pipes and discharges from plastics manufacturing.0.07 ppb
0.85 ppb
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 ppb
No
2 ppb
Combined Radium (-226 & -228)Radium is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits.0.29 pCi/L
1.14 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
Radium-228Radium-228 is a radioactive element usually found around uranium deposits.0.29 pCi/L
1.14 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.

Other Detected Contaminants

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
NitrateNitrate enters drinking water sources from fertilizer runoff, leaching septic tanks, and erosion of natural deposits; it is also emitted by chemical, petrochemical and metal-finishing industries.1.5 ppm
2.16 ppm
No
10 ppm
No
10 ppm
1,1-DichloroethyleneIndustrial chemical pollutant from manufacture of adhesives, synthetic fibers, refrigerants and plastic wraps.0.07 ppb
0.22 ppb
No
7 ppb
No
7 ppb
1,1,1-Trichloroethane1,1,1-Trichloroethane is an industrial cleaning solvent that contaminates drinking water sources due to releases from metal degreasing sites and chemicals factories.1.33 ppb
3.98 ppb
No
200 ppb
No
200 ppb
Nitrate & nitriteNitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, leaching from septic tanks, and erosion of natural deposits.1.71 ppm
2.36 ppm
No
10 ppm
No
10 ppm
CopperCopper is a naturally occuring metal and drinking water contaminant that enters tap water by corrosion of household plumbing systems and erosion of natural deposits.58.78 ppb
201.57 ppb
No
300 ppb
No
1000 ppb
MTBEMTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) is a fuel additive that had been used as an octane enhancer in unleaded gasoline; it contaminates groundwater due to spillage or leakage at gas stations, and has been banned or scheduled for phaseout in most states.0.02 ppb
0.27 ppb
No
13 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
StyreneStyrene is a pollutant from plastics, rubber and other industrial chemical factories and from landfill leachate.0.07 ppb
0.88 ppb
No
100 ppb
No
100 ppb
Chromium (total)Chromium is a metal that pollutes drinking water due to discharge from steel and pulp mills and erosion of natural deposits.1.35 ppb
2.7 ppb
No
100 ppb
No
100 ppb
ManganeseManganese is a naturally occurring element released from mineral deposits as well as industrial use.15.1 ppb
15.1 ppb
No
50 ppb
No
50 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.

Contaminants Not Detected - 102 chemicals

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloropropanone, 1,1-Dichloropropene, 1,2 Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, 1,3-Dichloropropane, 1-Chlorobutane, 2,2-Dichloropropane, 2-Hexanone, 2-Nitropropane, 4-Methyl-2-pentanone, Acetone, Acrylonitrile, Allyl Chloride (3-chloro-1-propene), Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium), Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium), Aluminum, Antimony (total), Arsenic (total), Benzene, Beryllium (total), Bromobenzene, Bromochloromethane, Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Bromomethane, Cadmium (total), Carbon tetrachloride, Chloroacetonitrile, Chloroethane, Chloroform, Chloromethane, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, cis-1,3-Dichloropropene, Combined Uranium (mg/L), Combined Uranium (pCi/L), Cyanide, Dibromoacetic acid, Dibromochloromethane, Dibromomethane, Dichloroacetic acid, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Dichloromethane (methylene chloride), Ethyl ether, Ethyl Methacrylate, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene dibromide (EDB), Fluometuron, Foaming agents (surfactants), Hexachlorobutadiene, Hexachloroethane, Iodomethane, Isopropylbenzene, m-Dichlorobenzene, m-Xylene, Mercury (total inorganic), Methyl acrylonitrile, Methyl ethyl ketone, Methyl methacrylate, Monobromoacetic acid, Monochloroacetic acid, Monochlorobenzene (Chlorobenzene), n-Butylbenzene, n-Propylbenzene, Naphthalene, Nitrite, Nitrobenzene, o-Chlorotoluene, o-Dichlorobenzene, o-Xylene, p-Chlorotoluene, p-Dichlorobenzene, p-Isopropyltoluene, p-Xylene, Pentachloroethane, Propionitrile, Radium-226, sec-Butylbenzene, Selenium (total), Silver (total), tert-Butylbenzene, Tetrachloroethylene, Tetrahydrofuran, Thallium (total), Toluene, Total haloacetic acids (HAAs), Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, trans-1,3-Dichloropropene, trans-1,4-Dichloro-2-butene, Trichloroacetic acid, Trichloroethylene, Trichlorofluoromethane, Xylenes (total)

Pollution Summary

15Total Contaminants Detected (2004 - 2006)

Barium (total), Chromium (total), Copper, Lead (total), Manganese, Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrate, MTBE, Vinyl chloride, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Styrene, Combined Radium (-226 & -228), Radium-228

2Agricultural Pollutants
(pesticides, fertilizer, factory farms)

Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrate

5Sprawl and Urban Pollutants
(road runoff, lawn pesticides, human waste)

Copper, Lead (total), Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrate, MTBE

14Industrial Pollutants

Barium (total), Chromium (total), Lead (total), Manganese, Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrate, MTBE, Vinyl chloride, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Styrene, Combined Radium (-226 & -228), Radium-228

1Water Treatment and Distribution Byproducts
(pipes and fixtures, treatment chemicals and byproducts)

Vinyl chloride

9Naturally Occurring
(naturally present but increased for lands denuded by sprawl, agriculture, or industrial development)

Nitrate, Copper, Nitrate & nitrite, Barium (total), Lead (total), Manganese, Radium-228, Combined Radium (-226 & -228), Chromium (total)

2Unregulated Contaminants
EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for these contaminants

Lead (total), MTBE

EPA Violation Summary

Violation CategoryNumber of Violations
MCL and Treatment
(click see violations)
2
Monitoring
(click see violations)
5

Information on violations is drawn directly from EPA's national violations database in the Agency's Safe Drinking Water Information System. Analyses by others have raised questions about the quality of the information in EPA's database. For the purposes of this investigation, EWG is not showing below or including in our analyses, those violations for individual water suppliers that occurred on days for which the total number of violations assigned by EPA to that water supplier was greater than 20. This criteria was based on common characteristics of incorrect violations data as identified by water utilities, from a review of EPA's violations data by several hundred utilities prior to the release of EWG's investigation.