Midtown Waterworks Cooperative
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Maryland Department of the Environment, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the EPA (July 2018 - September 2018), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.
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.
How your levels compareThe State and National averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2010-2015.
ppb = parts per billion.
Testing summary by quarter
ABOVE LEGAL LIMIT
- Utility Average 2010-2015: 5.75 ppb
- Health Guideline Exceeded 2010-2015: No
- Legal Limit Exceeded 2010-2015: No
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5.75 ppb No No
Includes chemicals detected under the EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) program in 2013 to 2015, for which annual utility averages were lower than an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority.
Click on each pollution source to see from which source contaminants come.
Midtown Waterworks Cooperative compliance with legally mandated federal standards
- From October 2015 to September 2018, Midtown Waterworks Cooperative complied with health-based drinking water standards.
- 12 QUARTERSin violation of any federal drinking water standard from October 2015 to September 2018
Other contaminants tested✕
Contaminants detected between 2010 and 2014 and were not part of EPA's UCMR-3 testing program:
Chemicals tested for but not detected from 2010 to 2015:
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-T, 2,4,5-TP (Silvex), 2,4-D, 3-Hydroxycarbofuran, Alachlor (Lasso), Aldicarb, Aldicarb sulfone, Aldicarb sulfoxide, Aldrin, Antimony, Arsenic, Atrazine, Barium, Benzene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Beryllium, Butachlor, Cadmium, Carbaryl, Carbofuran, Carbon tetrachloride, Chlordane, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Dalapon, Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Dicamba, Dichloromethane (methylene chloride), Dieldrin, Dinoseb, Endrin, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene dibromide, Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Manganese, Mercury (inorganic), Methomyl, Methoxychlor, Metolachlor, Metribuzin, Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene), Nitrate, Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrite, o-Dichlorobenzene, Oxamyl (Vydate), p-Dichlorobenzene, Pentachlorophenol, Picloram, Propachlor, Selenium, Simazine, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), Thallium, Toluene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Trichloroethylene, Vinyl chloride, Xylenes (total)