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Chromium (total)

Brattleboro 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.

 

20

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010ND10ND
2011ND20ND
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
20140.213 ppb86ND - 0.400 ppb
20150.228 ppb76ND - 0.400 ppb

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
2010-02-1010C2198ND
2011-02-1511C1966ND
2011-02-1511C1965ND
2012-02-1512-IC-00318-001ND
2013-03-0613-IC-00680-001ND
2014-02-111402-02517-002ND
2014-02-111402-02518-001ND
2014-09-1714090780-030.400 ppb
2014-09-1714090780-010.300 ppb
2014-09-1714090780-020.200 ppb
2014-09-1714090780-040.300 ppb
2014-12-16141204770.200 ppb
2014-12-1614120477-040.300 ppb
2015-02-041502-01886-001ND
2015-03-17150304850.200 ppb
2015-03-1715030483-010.400 ppb
2015-03-1715030484-010.200 ppb
2015-03-17150304860.200 ppb
2015-06-245062983-020.329 ppb
2015-06-245062983-010.269 ppb