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Foaming agents (surfactants)

Foaming agents (surfactants) are detergents or detergent-like substances used as cleaning agents in industrial and consumer goods such as personal care products; they are also used as inert ingredients in pesticides.
 
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
16 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
88 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Foaming agents (surfactants)Foaming agents (surfactants) are detergents or detergent-like substances used as cleaning agents in industrial and consumer goods such as personal care products; they are also used as inert ingredients in pesticides.0.39 ppb
6.25 ppb
No
500 ppb
No
500 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.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Foaming agents (surfactants)

Health Based Limits for Foaming agents (surfactants)

StandardDescriptionLevel
National Secondary Drinking Water RegulationsA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 500 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2005-09-290 ppb110 ppb
2005-07-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-160 ppb660 ppb
2005-06-090 ppb440 ppb
2005-06-060 ppb14140 ppb
2004-09-020 ppb110 ppb
2004-07-280 ppb440 ppb
2004-07-200 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-250 ppb440 ppb
2004-06-200 ppb990 ppb
2004-06-180 ppb12120 ppb
2004-06-136.25 ppb12110 to 75 ppb
2004-06-110 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-060 ppb14140 ppb
2004-05-170 ppb110 ppb
2004-05-050 ppb110 ppb