Public Water System: Helena Utility Board

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: AL0001157
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Purchased ground water under influence of surface water source
Population Served: 18,900
Contact Information
HALL, MARK
HALL, MARK
P O BOX 427
HELENA, AL 35080

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   (0) 2015   (0)
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
2013 2013-12-11 20 210 640
2013 2013-12-11 20 210 330
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 34
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 660
2013 2013-09-25 20 210 850
2013 2013-06-24 20 210 550
2013 2013-06-24 20 210 560
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 37
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 21
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 570
2013 2013-03-07 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-03-07 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
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-06-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-03-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-03-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-03-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-03-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
vanadium 0.2 21 0.45 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.6
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 21 0.2
2013 2013-06-24 0.2 21 0.9
2013 2013-06-24 0.2 21 0.9
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 21 0.5
molybdenum 1 40 0.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 1 40 1.7
2013 2013-12-11 1 40 1.8
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-06-24 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-06-24 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 40 < 1
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-06-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-03-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-03-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-03-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-03-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-06-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.115 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 0.09
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.19
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.12
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.18
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.19
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-06-24 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-06-24 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.19
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.15
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.19
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.08
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.06
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.04
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0 0.06
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-24 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-06-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-03-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-03-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-03-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-03-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-06-24 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-03-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-03-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-03-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-03-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-06-24 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-06-24 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-07 1 70 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-24 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-06-24 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-03-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-03-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-03-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-03-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-24 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-06-24 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-03-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-03-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-03-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-03-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
strontium 0.3 1500 56.55 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-12-11 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 32
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 50
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 26
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 65
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 69
2013 2013-09-25 0.3 1500 69
2013 2013-06-24 0.3 1500 97
2013 2013-06-24 0.3 1500 93
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 55
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 25
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 39
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 56
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 63
2013 2013-03-07 0.3 1500 56
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-24 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-06-24 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-25 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-25 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-25 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-25 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-06-24 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-03-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-03-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-03-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-03-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07

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
AL102658 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL79748 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL56749 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
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Known
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Known

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