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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Cobalt

City of Springfield

NOTE: City of Springfield purchases water from Bay County Water System which is required to test for cobalt. Sample information shown below was taken by Bay County Water System.

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND20ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND20ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 70 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt 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

NOTE: City of Springfield purchases water from Bay County Water System which is required to test for cobalt. Sample information shown below was taken by Bay County Water System.

Date Result
2013-10-08ND
2013-10-08ND
2014-01-14ND
2014-01-14ND
2014-04-08ND
2014-04-08ND
2014-07-08ND
2014-07-08ND