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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2go

NOTE: Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2go purchases water from Brunswick County Water System which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Brunswick County 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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND60ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND10ND

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

NOTE: Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2go purchases water from Brunswick County Water System which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Brunswick County Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-09-078719-090712-E01IND
2013-07-157719-071513-E02IND
2013-09-208719-092013-E01IND
2014-09-198719-091914-E01IND
2014-12-1535168376007AM0.330 ppb
2014-12-1535168376005AMND
2014-12-1535168376001AMND
2014-12-1535168376003AM0.300 ppb
2015-03-1135179411003AM0.310 ppb
2015-03-1135179411001AM0.310 ppb
2015-06-1135192777001AMND
2015-06-1135192777003AM0.260 ppb
2015-06-1135192777007AM0.260 ppb
2015-06-1135192777005AMND
2015-09-1035206893003AMND
2015-09-1035206893001AMND
2015-09-11ND
2016-07-087719-070816-E02IND
2016-09-168719-091616-E01IND
2017-09-218719-092117-E01IND