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Chromium (total)

City of Hardinsburg RO WTP

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.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND10ND
2011ND10ND
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0538 ppb41ND - 0.215 ppb
2014ND10ND
2015N/A00N/A

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 Lab ID Result
2010-09-15AH68074ND
2011-09-21AI58170ND
2013-07-313072251-03A0.215 ppb
2013-09-113082750-01AND
2013-12-173121071-01AND
2013-12-173121071-03AND
2014-09-244091532-01ND