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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Aurora City - Cleveland PWS

NOTE: Aurora City - Cleveland PWS purchases water from Cleveland Public Water System which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Cleveland Public Water System.

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).

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

20

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.103 ppb20200.0340 ppb - 0.200 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: Aurora City - Cleveland PWS purchases water from Cleveland Public Water System which is required to test for chromium (hexavalent). Sample information shown below was taken by Cleveland Public Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-12201402130383AM0.0810 ppb
2014-02-12201402130397AM0.110 ppb
2014-02-12201402130431AM0.110 ppb
2014-02-12201402130350AM0.120 ppb
2014-02-12201402130395AM0.0800 ppb
2014-05-14201405160315AM0.140 ppb
2014-05-19201405210544AM0.200 ppb
2014-05-19201405210567AM0.0780 ppb
2014-05-19201405210815AM0.0930 ppb
2014-05-19201405210828AM0.150 ppb
2014-08-04201408050431AM0.170 ppb
2014-08-04201408050326AM0.190 ppb
2014-08-04201408050438AM0.0660 ppb
2014-08-04201408050392AM0.110 ppb
2014-09-15201409180578AM0.130 ppb
2014-11-04201411060480AM0.0570 ppb
2014-11-05201411060486AM0.0360 ppb
2014-11-05201411060402AM0.0340 ppb
2014-11-05201411060279AM0.0520 ppb
2014-11-05201411060400AM0.0510 ppb