Public Water System: Madison Water Works & Sewer

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: AL0000885
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 39,051
Contact Information
POUNDERS, RICKY
POUNDERS, RICKY
101 Ray Sanderson Drive
MADISON, AL 35758

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   (0) 2014   (1) 2015   (1)
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
2015 2015-05-14 20 210 361
2015 2015-05-14 20 210 288
2015 2015-02-10 20 210 137
2015 2015-02-10 20 210 138
2015 2015-02-10 20 210 137
2015 2015-02-10 20 210 140
2014 2014-11-18 20 210 118
2014 2014-11-18 20 210 254
2014 2014-08-19 20 210 170
2014 2014-08-19 20 210 210
2014 2014-08-19 20 210 250
2014 2014-08-19 20 210 250

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 106.4917 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.3 1500 112
2015 2015-05-14 0.3 1500 83.3
2015 2015-02-10 0.3 1500 154
2015 2015-02-10 0.3 1500 155
2015 2015-02-10 0.3 1500 156
2015 2015-02-10 0.3 1500 151
2014 2014-11-18 0.3 1500 84.6
2014 2014-11-18 0.3 1500 60
2014 2014-08-19 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-08-19 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-08-19 0.3 1500 49
2014 2014-08-19 0.3 1500 43
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.7533 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.03 0 0.94
2015 2015-05-14 0.03 0 0.61
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0 0.96
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0 1
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0 0.71
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0 0.98
2014 2014-12-17 0.03 0 0.77
2014 2014-12-17 0.03 0 0.84
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0 0.85
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0 0.79
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0 0.32
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0 0.27
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.7875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.2 100 0.96
2015 2015-05-14 0.2 100 0.75
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 100 1
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 100 1.2
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 100 0.95
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 100 1
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 100 0.78
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 100 0.51
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 100 0.8
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 100 0.8
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 100 0.3
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-14 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-10 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 0.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-14 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-10 1 40 1.1
2015 2015-02-10 1 40 1.2
2015 2015-02-10 1 40 1.1
2015 2015-02-10 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-11-18 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-19 1 40 < 1
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
vanadium 0.2 21 0.1892 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.2 21 0.22
2015 2015-05-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 21 0.25
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 21 0.24
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 21 0.29
2015 2015-02-10 0.2 21 0.25
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 21 0.22
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.012 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-18 0.07 0.35 0.072
2014 2014-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02

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
AL80830 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0044mg/L
AL57807 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0043mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-07-17 - 2014-10-15 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-07-17 - 2014-10-15 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-04-17 - 2014-07-16 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-04-17 - 2014-07-16 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-01-16 - 2014-04-16 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-01-16 - 2014-04-16 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2013-10-21 - 2014-01-15 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-10-21 - 2014-01-15 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CYANIDE Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Nickel Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrite Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Antimony, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Beryllium, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Thallium, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Returned to Compliance
2013-07-11 - 2013-10-20 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2013-07-11 - 2013-10-20 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2012-07-01 - 2012-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-05-01 - 1993-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-04-01 - 1993-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1990-12-01 - 1990-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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