National Drinking Water Database
Country Estates Mobile Park Utilities - Grants Pass, OR
Serves 175 people
Nitrate & nitriteNitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, leaching from septic tanks, and erosion of natural deposits.
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.||1.4 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 Goals||10 ppm|
|Samples taken that day||Number of Non-Detects||Range of Results|
|2006-06-07||1.4 ppm||1||0||1.4 ppm|