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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Bodcaw Rural Water System

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

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20150.0845 ppb660.0439 ppb - 0.130 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) 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.

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 (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-11Y150710039ND
2015-03-11Y1507100370.136 ppb
2015-03-11Y150710040ND
2015-03-11Y1507100420.0550 ppb
2015-03-11Y150710041ND
2015-03-11Y150710038ND
2015-06-10Y151620015ND
2015-06-10Y1516200140.201 ppb
2015-09-09Y1525300160.0820 ppb
2015-09-09Y152530014ND
2015-09-09Y152530015ND
2015-09-09Y152530013ND
2015-09-09Y1525300120.266 ppb
2015-09-09Y152530017ND