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Chromium (total)

Albany Water Works

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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND20ND
2011ND20ND
2012ND20ND
2013ND60ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND20ND

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
2010-02-23AH26808ND
2010-02-23AH26820ND
2011-02-15AI01121ND
2011-04-05AI12607ND
2012-02-212022637-01ND
2012-02-212022633-01ND
2013-02-193022156-01ND
2013-02-193022161-01ND
2013-08-273082347-03AND
2013-08-273082347-01AND
2013-11-193110903-01AND
2013-11-193110903-03AND
2014-02-254022277-01ND
2014-02-254022276-01ND
2014-03-314020917-03AND
2014-03-314020917-01AND
2014-05-194050558-03AND
2014-05-194050558-01AND
2015-02-245020966-01ND
2015-02-245020967-01ND