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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Sun Valley Gid

NOTE: Sun Valley Gid purchases water from Truckee Meadows Water Authority which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Truckee Meadows Water Authority.

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

 

45

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

45

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0748 ppb87ND - 0.150 ppb
20140.474 ppb11110.0350 ppb - 0.950 ppb
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Sun Valley Gid purchases water from Truckee Meadows Water Authority which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Truckee Meadows Water Authority.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-05-20201305210275AM0.630 ppb
2013-05-20201305210066AM0.370 ppb
2013-05-20201305210061AM0.880 ppb
2013-05-20201305210059AM0.880 ppb
2013-05-22201305230342AM0.370 ppb
2013-05-22201305230338AM0.380 ppb
2013-05-22201305230289AM0.930 ppb
2013-05-22201305230335AM0.530 ppb
2013-06-04201306050182AM0.370 ppb
2013-06-04201306050256AM0.0500 ppb
2013-06-04201306050241AM1.000 ppb
2013-06-11201306120163AM0.620 ppb
2013-06-11201306120213AM0.430 ppb
2013-06-11201306120227AM0.490 ppb
2013-06-11201306120229AM0.0440 ppb
2013-06-11201306120169AM0.490 ppb
2013-06-11201306120172AM0.930 ppb
2013-06-19201306200241AM1.000 ppb
2013-06-19201306200243AM0.890 ppb
2013-06-19201306200250AM0.700 ppb
2013-06-19201306200268AM1.10 ppb
2013-06-19201306200126AM1.20 ppb
2013-06-19201306200237AM0.200 ppb
2013-06-19201306200239AM0.350 ppb
2013-06-24201306250077AM0.480 ppb
2013-06-25201306260226AM2.00 ppb
2013-06-25201306260231AM2.10 ppb
2013-06-27201306280176AM0.740 ppb
2013-09-17201309200279AM0.0400 ppb
2013-09-17201309200267AM0.0390 ppb
2013-09-17201309200263AM0.220 ppb
2013-11-25201311270060AM0.480 ppb
2013-12-16201312180499AM0.0570 ppb
2013-12-17201312180531AM0.0600 ppb
2014-03-05201403070313AM0.0390 ppb
2014-03-05201403070277AM0.0550 ppb
2014-04-22201404250157AM0.860 ppb
2014-04-22201404250189AM0.330 ppb
2014-04-22201404250176AM0.950 ppb
2014-04-22201404250162AM0.450 ppb
2014-04-29201405020169AM0.840 ppb
2014-04-29201405020173AM0.550 ppb
2014-04-29201405020257AM0.380 ppb
2014-04-29201405020265AM0.720 ppb
2014-06-09201406110932AM0.0350 ppb