EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 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 serious violation federal health-based drinking water standards.
Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.
How your levels compareThe State and National averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2015.
ppm = parts per million.
Health risks of nitrate in excess of health guidelineThe health guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and corresponds to one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.
Testing summary by quarter
ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINE
ABOVE LEGAL LIMIT
- Utility Average 2015: 0.200 ppm
- Health Guideline Exceeded 2015: Yes
- Legal Limit Exceeded 2015: No
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 0.200 ppm Yes No
Includes chemicals detected in 2015 for which annual utility averages exceeded 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.
Spring Lake compliance with legally mandated federal standards
- From October 2015 to September 2018, Spring Lake did not comply with health-based drinking water standards.
- 12 QUARTERSin violation of any federal drinking water standard from October 2015 to September 2018
- Over the last 3 years this water utility has spent 6 QUARTERSin significant violation of federal drinking water standards