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Silver

Albany Water Works

Silver occurs naturally in surface and groundwater and can be added to water as a biocide that inhibits growth of bacteria and algae. Increasingly, the use of antimicrobial nano-sized silver particles in consumer products contributes to silver in water sources used for drinking water.

 

11

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND10ND
2011ND20ND
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2010-02-23AH26796ND
2011-02-15AI01099ND
2011-08-16AI48512ND
2012-02-212022670-01ND
2012-08-212082528-01ND
2013-02-193022158-01ND
2013-08-203082353-01ND
2014-02-254022281-01ND
2014-08-194082270-01ND
2015-02-245020970-01ND
2015-02-245020971-01ND