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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Sebring Water & Sewer System

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.

 

43

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20125.00 ppb115.00 ppb
2013ND140ND
20140.195 ppb201ND - 3.90 ppb
2015ND10ND
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND70ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The legal limit for total chromium, established in 1991, was based on a 1958 toxicity study in laboratory animals, and applies to both the less-toxic trivalent chromium and the more-toxic hexavalent chromium forms of this compound. This limit does not protect against the risk of cancer from ingestion of hexavalent chromium.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2012-03-215.00 ppb
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2013-08-05ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-183.90 ppb
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-18ND
2014-02-19ND
2014-02-19ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2015-04-08ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND