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Combined Uranium (pCi/L)

Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture.
 
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
21 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
122 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Combined Uranium (pCi/L)Uranium is a radioactive element commonly found in most rocks; processed ore is used for power generation and weapons manufacture.<0.01 pCi/L
<0.01 pCi/L
NoNo
15 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 Uranium (pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Combined Uranium (pCi/L)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.15 pCi/L

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-06-010 pCi/L100 pCi/L
2008-06-01<0.01 mg/L*10< .01 to 0.00558 pCi/L
2005-06-09<0.01 pCi/L10< .01 to 0.0023 pCi/L
2004-09-02<0.01 pCi/L10< .01 to 0.0062 pCi/L
2004-08-23<0.01 pCi/L60< .01 to 0.0048 pCi/L
2004-08-12<0.01 pCi/L40< .01 to 0.0026 pCi/L
2004-08-11<0.01 pCi/L40< .01 to 0.00427 pCi/L
2004-08-10<0.01 pCi/L80< .01 to 0.0033 pCi/L
2004-08-09<0.01 pCi/L100< .01 to 0.00376 pCi/L
2004-08-04<0.01 pCi/L80< .01 to 0.0042 pCi/L
2004-08-03<0.01 pCi/L100< .01 to 0.0042 pCi/L
2004-08-02<0.01 pCi/L80< .01 to 0.004 pCi/L
2004-07-28<0.01 pCi/L40< .01 to 0.0086 pCi/L
2004-07-20<0.01 pCi/L20< .01 to 0.0067 pCi/L
2004-06-25<0.01 pCi/L40< .01 to 0.00721 pCi/L
2004-06-20<0.01 pCi/L90< .01 to 0.0078 pCi/L
2004-06-18<0.01 pCi/L120< .01 to 0.0089 pCi/L
2004-06-13<0.01 pCi/L120<0.01 to 0.01 pCi/L
2004-06-06<0.01 pCi/L150< .01 to 0.00484 pCi/L
2004-05-17<0.01 pCi/L10< .01 to 0.00284 pCi/L
2004-05-05<0.01 pCi/L10< .01 to 0.00339 pCi/L