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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Greenville City PWS

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).

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

8

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.377 ppb220.364 ppb - 0.390 ppb
20140.213 ppb660.0950 ppb - 0.282 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

Date Lab ID Result
2013-12-02760901-103580.364 ppb
2013-12-02760903-103580.390 ppb
2014-03-17775940-109790.161 ppb
2014-03-17775942-109960.265 ppb
2014-06-09795959-115770.253 ppb
2014-06-09795957-115770.0950 ppb
2014-09-15818381-123170.282 ppb
2014-09-15818383-123170.224 ppb