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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Monroeville Municipal Authority

NOTE: Monroeville Municipal Authority purchases water from Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant.

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.

 

14

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20131.80 ppb220.400 ppb - 3.20 ppb
2014ND60ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
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: Monroeville Municipal Authority purchases water from Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-1206120475ND
2013-07-2907131877ND
2013-11-18201311190178AMND
2013-11-18201311190180AMND
2014-02-24201402250186AMND
2014-02-24201402250184AMND
2014-05-19201405200251AMND
2014-05-19201405200253AMND
2014-07-1007140855ND
2014-08-20201408210496AM0.250 ppb
2014-08-20201408210494AMND
2015-07-0813082460ND
2016-11-0115308679ND
2017-10-1016962546ND