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Chromium (total)

City of Federal Heights

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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND20ND
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND10ND
20140.474 ppb87ND - 0.850 ppb
20150.355 ppb220.340 ppb - 0.370 ppb

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)100 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Result
2010-07-21ND
2010-07-21ND
2013-06-20ND
2014-06-180.360 ppb
2014-06-18ND
2014-06-180.370 ppb
2014-08-260.730 ppb
2014-09-250.850 ppb
2014-11-190.560 ppb
2014-11-190.640 ppb
2014-11-190.280 ppb
2015-02-240.370 ppb
2015-02-240.340 ppb