Public Water System: Muscle Shoals Utility Board

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: AL0000321
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 18,303
Contact Information
BARTON, ADRIAN
BARTON, ADRIAN
2210 East Second Street
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL 35661

This public water system services 1 zip code in 1 municipality in 1 county.

Summary Results


A summary view of the the times a water contaminant was tested and found to exceed the level set by the EPA (the MCL).

Maximum Contaminant Levels Exceeded (by year):

2013   (1) 2014   (1) 2015   (0)
chlorate chlorate

Contaminant Detailed Results


This a view of violations of maximum contaminant levels. In the expanded view you can see each know test date for a given contaminant, the result of the test, the minimum level that can be recognized in a test (MRL), and upper limit that is considered healthy (HRL).

chlorate
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 20 210 480
2014 2014-01-14 20 210 760
2013 2013-10-23 20 210 430
2013 2013-10-23 20 210 660
2013 2013-07-15 20 210 570
2013 2013-07-15 20 210 470
2013 2013-04-19 20 210 470
2013 2013-04-08 20 210 540

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-04-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
strontium 0.3 1500 66 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.3 1500 59
2014 2014-01-14 0.3 1500 64
2013 2013-10-23 0.3 1500 83
2013 2013-10-23 0.3 1500 66
2013 2013-07-15 0.3 1500 61
2013 2013-07-15 0.3 1500 64
2013 2013-04-19 0.3 1500 69
2013 2013-04-08 0.3 1500 62
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-04-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-23 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-23 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-08 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.075 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 0.07
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 0.09
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0 0.04
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0 0.09
2013 2013-07-15 0.03 0 0.12
2013 2013-07-15 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-04-19 0.03 0 0.09
2013 2013-04-08 0.03 0 0.05
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
vanadium 0.2 21 0.6 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 21 0.8
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 21 0.8
2013 2013-07-15 0.2 21 0.9
2013 2013-07-15 0.2 21 0.8
2013 2013-04-19 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-04-08 0.2 21 0.3
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.2375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.07 0.35 0.29
2013 2013-10-23 0.07 0.35 0.26
2013 2013-07-15 0.07 0.35 0.2
2013 2013-04-08 0.07 0.35 0.2
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.0625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 100 0.5
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-04-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-04-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-23 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-23 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-08 1 40 < 1
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-04-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-04-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04

Lead and Copper Data


Lead and copper are recorded separately from other contaminants because of the Lead and Copper Rule. As with all other results, these are the findings at the water supply. Lead and copper can be — and often are — added to drinking water in between the water facility and a tap.

Sample ID Contaminant Sampling Start Date Sampling End Date Result
AL102147 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL86346 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL78873 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL56086 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L

Violations


Known violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act as recorded by the EPA.

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2009-04-01 - 2009-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
1998-07-01 - 1998-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1986-04-01 - 1987-03-31 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
1985-10-01 - 1986-09-30 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
1985-09-30 - 1986-03-29 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
1985-09-30 - 1985-12-29 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-12-29 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-12-29 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-12-29 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Returned to Compliance
1985-09-30 - 1985-11-29 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1985-09-01 - 1985-10-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Returned to Compliance
2008-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

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