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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Homer

NOTE: Homer purchases water from Banks County - Mountain Creek which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Banks County - Mountain Creek.

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.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND

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

NOTE: Homer purchases water from Banks County - Mountain Creek which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Banks County - Mountain Creek.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-05-14AH64535ND
2013-04-08AH98507ND
2014-07-21AI46289ND
2015-01-20AI63066ND
2016-01-13AJ04298ND
2017-01-18AJ38350ND