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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

City of Abbeville Water System

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.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013N/A00N/A
20140.0750 ppb82ND - 0.300 ppb
20150.300 ppb220.300 ppb
2016N/A00N/A
2017ND60ND

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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-27AD63985ND
2012-02-27AD63985ND
2014-04-14AD90529ND
2014-04-14AD90534ND
2014-04-14AD90529ND
2014-04-14AD90534ND
2014-12-08AE00333ND
2014-12-08AE00333ND
2014-12-1631571800.300 ppb
2014-12-1631571510.300 ppb
2015-06-0832574260.300 ppb
2015-06-0832574410.300 ppb
2017-04-24AE13854ND
2017-04-24AE13850ND
2017-04-24AE13854ND
2017-04-24AE13850ND
2017-11-06AE19779ND
2017-11-06AE19779ND