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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Bodcaw Rural Water System

NOTE: Bodcaw Rural Water System purchases water from Hope Water Light Comm. which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

Chromium is a naturally occurring metal, but industrial uses can elevate its levels in water. One form, hexavalent chromium, causes cancer. Total chromium is not a good indicator of the amount of hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

 

35

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20131.97 ppb91ND - 17.7 ppb
2014ND10ND
2015ND60ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Bodcaw Rural Water System purchases water from Hope Water Light Comm. which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

Date Lab ID Result
2012-10-02122780008ND
2013-08-1413227000317.7 ppb
2013-08-14132270004ND
2013-08-14132270007ND
2013-08-14132270001ND
2013-08-14132270008ND
2013-08-14132270002ND
2013-08-14132270006ND
2013-08-14132270005ND
2013-11-19133250001ND
2014-10-29Y143030005ND
2015-03-11Y150710039ND
2015-03-11Y150710038ND
2015-03-11Y1507100420.210 ppb
2015-03-11Y150710040ND
2015-03-11Y150710041ND
2015-03-11Y1507100370.260 ppb
2015-06-10Y1516200140.260 ppb
2015-06-10Y151620015ND
2015-09-09Y152530016ND
2015-09-09Y152530012ND
2015-09-09Y152530014ND
2015-09-09Y152530015ND
2015-09-09Y152530013ND
2015-09-09Y152530017ND
2015-10-05Y152820006ND
2016-07-20Y162030006ND
2016-07-20Y162030010ND
2016-07-20Y162030007ND
2016-07-20Y162030008ND
2016-07-20Y162030009ND
2016-07-20Y162030005ND
2016-07-20Y162030004ND
2016-10-05Y162800009ND
2017-10-03Y172780003ND