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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

El Paso Water Company

NOTE: El Paso Water Company purchases water from City of Wichita which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by City of Wichita.

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

6

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0417 ppb660.0300 ppb - 0.0500 ppb
20140.0450 ppb220.0400 ppb - 0.0500 ppb
20150.0433 ppb440.0400 ppb - 0.0450 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: El Paso Water Company purchases water from City of Wichita which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by City of Wichita.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-12-08201412100408AM0.0580 ppb
2014-12-08201412100786AM0.0460 ppb
2015-03-09201503110693AM0.0440 ppb
2015-03-09201503120210AM0.0450 ppb
2015-06-22201506240328AM0.0400 ppb
2015-06-22201506240331AM0.0440 ppb