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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Chromium (total)

City of Waynesboro

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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.315 ppb43ND - 0.470 ppb
20140.288 ppb54ND - 0.470 ppb
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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-11-141211619-01AND
2013-10-2135113144003AM0.470 ppb
2013-11-19131L97-02A-MND
2013-12-1635120188001AM0.410 ppb
2013-12-1635120188003AM0.380 ppb
2014-03-1835130878001AM0.320 ppb
2014-03-1835130878003AM0.240 ppb
2014-06-1735142708003AM0.470 ppb
2014-06-1735142708001AM0.410 ppb
2014-12-081412C16-01A-MND
2015-07-2800281-REI CONSULND
2016-08-2316083325-02AND
2017-08-2917083995-03A-MND