EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE



Central Elmore Water Authority

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Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20151.000 ppb221.000 ppb
20160.200 ppb110.200 ppb
20170.200 ppb110.200 ppb
20180.310 ppb110.310 ppb
20190.230 ppb110.230 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.004 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppb

The legal limit for arsenic, established in 2001, was based on costs for arsenic removal, as calculated at the time that the standard was set. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to arsenic exposure.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-04-1554704152015-11.000 ppb
2015-04-15547-041515-IOC-11.000 ppb
2016-06-0154706012016-10.200 ppb
2017-07-17169683-01INO0.200 ppb
2018-04-17177121-01INO0.310 ppb
2019-06-18191542-010.230 ppb