EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE



Oak Park Water Service

Vanadium is a metal used in steels and other alloys. People are commonly exposed to vanadium in water and food. Excessive exposure can be toxic during pregnancy and childhood.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.333 ppb61ND - 2.00 ppb
20130.429 ppb71ND - 3.00 ppb
20140.250 ppb81ND - 2.00 ppb
20155.09 ppb884.30 ppb - 6.10 ppb
20163.00 ppb86ND - 5.00 ppb
20173.38 ppb84ND - 18.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 21 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 21 ppb for vanadium was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2015-03-105C10079-01A5.00 ppb
2015-03-105C10079-03A4.30 ppb
2015-06-105F10079-03A4.80 ppb
2015-07-075G07116-01A4.90 ppb
2015-09-015I01105-03A5.20 ppb
2015-09-015I01105-01A5.00 ppb
2015-12-015L01133-03A6.10 ppb
2015-12-015L01133-01A5.40 ppb