Colonial Meadows Water Company
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in serious violation federal health-based drinking water standards.
- Mclean County, Illinois
- Serves: 190
- Data available: 2012—2017
- Source: Groundwater
Legal ≠ Safe
EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.
The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.
ArsenicPotential Effect: cancer1,116x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.
Arsenic was found at 1,116 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
ppb = parts per billion
The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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.
Includes chemicals detected in 2015-2017 for which annual utility averages exceeded an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority.
Fluoride occurs naturally in surface and groundwater and is also added to drinking water by many water systems.
How your levels compare
ppm = parts per million
Includes chemicals detected in 2015-2017 for which annual utility averages were lower than an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authori.
Other Contaminants Tested✕
Contaminants detected between 2012 and 2014 and were not part of EPA's UCMR-3 testing program or radiologicals:
Chemicals tested for but not detected from 2012 to 2017:
1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, 2,4,5-TP (Silvex), 2,4-D, 3-Hydroxycarbofuran, Acetochlor, Acifluorfen (Blazer), Alachlor (Lasso), Aldrin, Antimony, Atrazine, Benzene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Beryllium, Bromacil, Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Cadmium, Carbofuran, Carbon tetrachloride, Chlordane, Chloroform, Chromium (total), cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Cyanide, Dalapon, Ddt, Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Dibromoacetic acid, Dibromochloromethane, Dicamba, Dichloroacetic acid, Dichloromethane (methylene chloride), Dieldrin, Dinoseb, Diquat, Endothall, Endrin, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene dibromide, Haloacetic acids (HAA5), Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Mercury (inorganic), Methoxychlor, Metolachlor, Metribuzin, Monobromoacetic acid, Monochloroacetic acid, Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene), MTBE, Nitrate, Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrite, o-Dichlorobenzene, Oxamyl (Vydate), p-Dichlorobenzene, Pentachlorophenol, Picloram, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Propachlor, Selenium, Simazine, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), Thallium, Toluene, Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), Toxaphene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Trichloroacetic acid, Trichloroethylene, Trifluralin, Vinyl chloride, Xylenes (total)
Colonial Meadows Water Company compliance with legally mandated federal standards:
- From April 2016 to March 2019, Colonial Meadows Water Company did not comply with health-based drinking water standards.
- 9 QUARTERSin violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2016 to March 2019
- Over the last 3 years this water utility has spent 1 QUARTERin significant violation of federal drinking water standards
Information in this section on Colonial Meadows Water Company comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UTILITY
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