Public Water System: Opelika Utilities

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: AL0000816
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 38,943
Contact Information
HILYER, DAN
HILYER, DAN
4055 Water Street
4055 Water Street
OPELIKA, AL 36801

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 2014-07-14 20 210 590
2014 2014-07-14 20 210 200
2014 2014-07-14 20 210 200
2014 2014-07-14 20 210 560
2014 2014-04-08 20 210 350
2014 2014-04-08 20 210 250
2014 2014-04-08 20 210 230
2014 2014-04-08 20 210 270
2014 2014-01-22 20 210 190
2014 2014-01-22 20 210 250
2014 2014-01-22 20 210 200
2014 2014-01-22 20 210 260
2013 2013-10-15 20 210 390
2013 2013-10-15 20 210 490
2013 2013-10-15 20 210 450
2013 2013-10-15 20 210 450

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.0113 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-07-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-15 0.07 0.35 0.09
2013 2013-10-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 70 < 1
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.3075 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0 0.36
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0 0.3
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0 0.31
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0 0.42
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 0.34
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 0.24
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 0.17
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0 0.39
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0 0.31
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0 0.29
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0 0.36
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0 0.32
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0 0.34
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0 0.29
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0 0.32
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
strontium 0.3 1500 24.625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.3 1500 32
2014 2014-07-14 0.3 1500 26
2014 2014-07-14 0.3 1500 37
2014 2014-07-14 0.3 1500 25
2014 2014-04-08 0.3 1500 20
2014 2014-04-08 0.3 1500 20
2014 2014-04-08 0.3 1500 15
2014 2014-04-08 0.3 1500 16
2014 2014-01-22 0.3 1500 20
2014 2014-01-22 0.3 1500 14
2014 2014-01-22 0.3 1500 21
2014 2014-01-22 0.3 1500 16
2013 2013-10-15 0.3 1500 31
2013 2013-10-15 0.3 1500 35
2013 2013-10-15 0.3 1500 34
2013 2013-10-15 0.3 1500 32
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-22 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-15 1 40 < 1
vanadium 0.2 21 0.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 21 0.4
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 21 0.3
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
chromium 0.2 100 0.3063 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 100 0.3
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 100 0.3
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 100 0.3
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 100 0.3
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 100 0.3
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-15 0.2 140 < 0.2

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
AL80548 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0023mg/L
AL57836 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.00482mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-03-11 - 2016-06-09 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2016-03-11 - 2016-06-09 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2015-12-09 - 2016-03-10 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2015-12-09 - 2016-03-10 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2015-09-14 - 2015-12-08 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2015-09-14 - 2015-12-08 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2015-06-04 - 2015-09-13 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2015-06-04 - 2015-09-13 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-07-01 - 2013-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-04-01 - 2013-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2005-04-01 - 2005-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2000-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known
2000-07-01 - 2000-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Simazine Known
2000-07-01 - 2000-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dalapon Returned to Compliance
1997-04-01 - 1997-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Returned to Compliance

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