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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

Bcwsa Sangaree WD

NOTE: Bcwsa Sangaree WD purchases water from Santee Cooper Reg Water which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Santee Cooper Reg Water.

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.

 

7

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
20130.0288 ppb81ND - 0.230 ppb
2014ND10ND
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: Bcwsa Sangaree WD purchases water from Santee Cooper Reg Water which is required to test for chromium (total). Sample information shown below was taken by Santee Cooper Reg Water.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-27AD03324ND
2012-03-22AD04753ND
2013-02-27AD20327ND
2014-03-11AD36903ND
2015-03-04AD52316ND
2016-02-16AD70863ND
2017-02-06AD89354ND