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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

California Water Service (CWS) - Salinas

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).

 

125

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

104

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20143.60 ppb7973ND - 7.20 ppb
20151.94 ppb84ND - 5.10 ppb
2016ND40ND
20173.54 ppb3427ND - 7.20 ppb

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

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-02201404030378AM0.0400 ppb
2014-04-02201404030343AM5.60 ppb
2014-04-02201404030281AM2.60 ppb
2014-04-03201404040301AM6.70 ppb
2014-04-08201404090683AM3.40 ppb
2014-04-09201404100790AM3.20 ppb
2014-04-09201404100821AM6.90 ppb
2014-04-09201404100649AM3.30 ppb
2014-04-09201404100607AM6.30 ppb
2014-04-09201404120173AM3.90 ppb
2014-04-10201404120133AM4.60 ppb
2014-04-10201404120071AM6.30 ppb
2014-04-10201404150242AM3.80 ppb
2014-04-10201404120092AM2.30 ppb
2014-04-10201404120085AM4.40 ppb
2014-04-10201404120144AM5.80 ppb
2014-04-10201404120151AM5.20 ppb
2014-04-16201404190039AM0.0380 ppb
2014-04-16201404190068AMND
2014-04-17201404190080AM5.00 ppb
2014-04-17201404190050AM0.320 ppb
2014-04-17201404190059AM6.00 ppb
2014-04-229590-129-1012ND
2014-04-24201404250185AM0.0400 ppb
2014-04-29201404300785AM6.80 ppb
2014-05-29201405300253AM2.10 ppb
2014-07-229590-129-0951ND
2014-08-139590-027-12143.30 ppb
2014-08-139590-028-13573.40 ppb
2014-08-139590-029-10054.00 ppb
2014-08-139590-030-11114.90 ppb
2014-08-279590-037-12503.00 ppb
2014-08-279590-039-13544.00 ppb
2014-08-279590-041-13255.30 ppb
2014-09-09201409100981AM0.0360 ppb
2014-09-09201409100988AM7.20 ppb
2014-09-09201409100966AM6.20 ppb
2014-09-10201409110691AM3.30 ppb
2014-09-10201409110913AM3.30 ppb
2014-09-10201409110893AMND
2014-09-119590-005-16014.40 ppb
2014-09-119590-015-14051.60 ppb
2014-09-119590-017-13325.70 ppb
2014-09-119590-046-14343.80 ppb
2014-09-15201409160396AM6.70 ppb
2014-09-16201409170672AM4.40 ppb
2014-09-16201409180647AMND
2014-09-16201409170646AM0.0320 ppb
2014-09-16201409170782AM3.20 ppb
2014-09-179590-018-14183.50 ppb
2014-09-179590-019-18223.30 ppb
2014-09-179590-020-14265.20 ppb
2014-09-179590-022-12005.40 ppb
2014-09-179590-023-13103.60 ppb
2014-09-179590-131-16164.30 ppb
2014-09-18201409190390AM5.40 ppb
2014-09-18201409200134AM3.10 ppb
2014-09-18201409190378AM4.40 ppb
2014-09-19201409230178AM5.50 ppb
2014-09-22201409230163AM0.140 ppb
2014-09-25201409260421AM5.00 ppb
2014-09-25201409260401AM3.60 ppb
2014-09-25201409260430AM3.80 ppb
2014-09-25201409260412AM0.130 ppb
2014-10-169590-024-13164.10 ppb
2014-10-169590-043-1430ND
2014-10-169590-103-11466.70 ppb
2014-10-219590-102-13127.10 ppb
2014-10-219590-104-14451.40 ppb
2014-10-219590-123-13336.60 ppb
2014-11-059590-006-10322.80 ppb
2014-11-189590-022-12251.90 ppb
2014-11-189590-027-13012.30 ppb
2014-11-189590-028-12451.40 ppb
2014-12-169590-009-10353.10 ppb
2014-12-169590-026-15174.40 ppb
2014-12-169590-046-11393.80 ppb
2014-12-169590-106-11545.30 ppb
2014-12-169590-131-10074.50 ppb
2015-01-069590-129-1250ND
2015-03-119590-131-11505.10 ppb
2015-03-189590-014-15054.60 ppb
2015-04-219590-008-14511.70 ppb
2015-04-279590-129-1216ND
2015-07-229590-005-15254.10 ppb
2015-07-229590-129-1405ND
2015-10-209590-129-1355ND
2016-01-059590-129-1328ND
2016-04-059590-129-1451ND
2016-07-079590-129-1201ND
2016-10-129590-129-1346ND
2017-01-039590-129-1208ND
2017-03-029590-132-1050ND
2017-04-049590-129-1316ND
2017-07-189590-129-1110ND
2017-08-099590-015-12341.50 ppb
2017-08-099590-029-13374.10 ppb
2017-08-099590-030-10414.70 ppb
2017-08-099590-037-10103.40 ppb
2017-08-099590-041-09056.30 ppb
2017-08-299590-018-11263.60 ppb
2017-08-299590-019-09553.20 ppb
2017-08-299590-029-10503.90 ppb
2017-09-199590-009-11363.20 ppb
2017-09-199590-019-11503.20 ppb
2017-09-199590-020-13175.70 ppb
2017-09-199590-023-13354.30 ppb
2017-09-199590-026-12504.40 ppb
2017-09-209590-018-10003.70 ppb
2017-10-039590-043-1124ND
2017-10-039590-102-13107.20 ppb
2017-10-039590-103-14086.60 ppb
2017-10-039590-104-10521.50 ppb
2017-10-039590-123-11576.80 ppb
2017-10-039590-129-1049ND
2017-10-049590-022-11065.30 ppb
2017-10-049590-024-11405.20 ppb
2017-10-049590-027-09493.60 ppb
2017-10-049590-106-10405.80 ppb
2017-11-079590-006-10203.10 ppb
2017-11-289590-043-1423ND
2017-11-289590-103-11006.60 ppb
2017-11-289590-104-13592.80 ppb
2017-11-289590-123-13356.80 ppb
2017-12-049590-046-11593.80 ppb