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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

City of Georgetown

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).

 

24

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

23

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
20130.203 ppb2423ND - 0.280 ppb
2014N/A00N/A
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
2013-02-13201302140518AM0.280 ppb
2013-02-13201302140627AM0.160 ppb
2013-02-13201302140506AM0.280 ppb
2013-02-13201302140632AM0.270 ppb
2013-02-13201302140512AM0.130 ppb
2013-02-13201302140629AM0.280 ppb
2013-05-21201305220654AM0.210 ppb
2013-05-21201305220656AM0.210 ppb
2013-05-21201305220658AM0.210 ppb
2013-05-30201305310230AM0.190 ppb
2013-05-30201305310202AM0.240 ppb
2013-05-30201305310228AM0.130 ppb
2013-07-30201307310239AM0.200 ppb
2013-07-30201307310261AM0.260 ppb
2013-07-30201307310295AM0.190 ppb
2013-07-30201307310299AM0.110 ppb
2013-07-30201307310205AM0.270 ppb
2013-07-30201307310244AMND
2013-12-04201312050174AM0.200 ppb
2013-12-04201312050287AM0.270 ppb
2013-12-04201312050104AM0.150 ppb
2013-12-04201312050089AM0.270 ppb
2013-12-04201312050119AM0.190 ppb
2013-12-04201312050281AM0.160 ppb