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Chromium (total)

Bennington Water Department

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.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011ND20ND
2012ND10ND
20130.0179 ppb131ND - 0.233 ppb
2014ND20ND
2015ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 100 ppb

The enforceable federal standard that defines the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.

ppb = parts per billion.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level Goal (MCLG)100 ppb

A non-enforceable federal health guideline. For cancer-causing chemicals, these health goals are typically set to zero.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2011-06-08100496.01ND
2011-08-09102408.01ND
2012-05-01110044.01ND
2013-02-19705979-8375ND
2013-02-19705971-8375ND
2013-02-19705973-8375ND
2013-02-19705929-8366ND
2013-05-201305-08403-001ND
2013-05-21720764-9080ND
2013-05-21720762-9080ND
2013-08-12736882-9537ND
2013-08-12736890-9537ND
2013-08-12736884-95370.233 ppb
2013-08-12736907-9537ND
2013-11-12758261-10317ND
2013-11-12758263-10317ND
2014-05-191405-09189-001ND
2014-08-111408-16138-001ND
2015-05-111505-08618-001ND