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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (hexavalent)

Sandy City 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).

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

17

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.654 ppb109ND - 1.06 ppb
20150.161 ppb880.0333 ppb - 0.767 ppb
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 Result
2014-08-110.727 ppb
2014-08-110.918 ppb
2014-08-110.509 ppb
2014-08-110.529 ppb
2014-08-110.754 ppb
2014-08-110.955 ppb
2014-08-151.05 ppb
2014-08-151.06 ppb
2014-10-030.0359 ppb
2014-10-03ND
2015-01-090.0534 ppb
2015-01-090.0962 ppb
2015-02-260.0626 ppb
2015-04-060.169 ppb
2015-04-060.767 ppb
2015-04-060.0492 ppb
2015-07-270.0536 ppb
2015-07-270.0333 ppb