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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

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)

6

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.0605 ppb220.0310 ppb - 0.0900 ppb
20140.0283 ppb64ND - 0.0540 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
2013-11-18201311190178AM0.0310 ppb
2013-11-18201311190180AM0.0900 ppb
2014-02-24201402250184AM0.0540 ppb
2014-02-24201402250186AM0.0310 ppb
2014-05-19201405200251AMND
2014-05-19201405200253AM0.0360 ppb
2014-08-20201408210496AM0.0490 ppb
2014-08-20201408210494AMND