Public Water System: Tuscaloosa Water & Sewer

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: AL0001313
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 172,767
Contact Information
TUBBS, TERA
TUBBS, TERA
2201 University Blvd
2201 University Blvd
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401

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   (0) 2015   (1)
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 2015-10-09 20 210 650
2015 2015-10-09 20 210 890
2015 2015-10-09 20 210 94
2015 2015-10-09 20 210 110
2015 2015-07-17 20 210 680
2015 2015-07-17 20 210 710
2015 2015-07-17 20 210 610
2015 2015-07-17 20 210 770
2015 2015-04-23 20 210 380
2015 2015-04-23 20 210 1000
2015 2015-04-23 20 210 670
2015 2015-04-23 20 210 630
2015 2015-01-05 20 210 450
2015 2015-01-05 20 210 660
2015 2015-01-05 20 210 610
2015 2015-01-05 20 210 530

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-10-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-04-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-04-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-01-05 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-01-05 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 40 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0356 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-01-05 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-01-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-05 0.03 0 0.05
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-10-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-04-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-04-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-01-05 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-01-05 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-10-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-07-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-07-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-04-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-04-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-10-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-04-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-04-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-01-05 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-01-05 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
strontium 0.3 1500 25.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.3 1500 27
2015 2015-10-09 0.3 1500 25
2015 2015-10-09 0.3 1500 28
2015 2015-10-09 0.3 1500 25
2015 2015-07-17 0.3 1500 28
2015 2015-07-17 0.3 1500 24
2015 2015-07-17 0.3 1500 25
2015 2015-07-17 0.3 1500 28
2015 2015-04-23 0.3 1500 25
2015 2015-04-23 0.3 1500 21
2015 2015-04-23 0.3 1500 26
2015 2015-04-23 0.3 1500 26
2015 2015-01-05 0.3 1500 25
2015 2015-01-05 0.3 1500 23
2015 2015-01-05 0.3 1500 27
2015 2015-01-05 0.3 1500 23
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-10-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-04-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-04-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-01-05 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-01-05 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-10-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-04-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-04-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-01-05 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-01-05 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-10-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-04-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-04-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-10-09 0.0003 0 0.0003
2015 2015-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-04-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-04-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-01-05 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-01-05 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-10-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-07-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-07-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-04-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-04-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-10-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-04-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-04-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-10-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-07-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-07-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-04-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-04-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-10-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-07-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-07-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-04-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-04-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-01-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-01-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-17 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-05 1 70 < 1
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-10-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-04-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-04-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-10-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-04-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-04-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-10-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-04-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-04-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-10-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-04-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-04-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-01-05 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-01-05 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009

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
AL104500 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL102174 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL93151 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL86898 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL80894 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL72565 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL65179 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL57326 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL49374 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL41543 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL42304 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 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
2015-04-01 - 2015-04-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2015-02-01 - 2015-02-28 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2014-09-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorite Returned to Compliance
2012-01-01 - 2012-01-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorite Returned to Compliance
2011-10-01 - 2011-10-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorite Returned to Compliance
2011-07-01 - 2011-07-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorite Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


Water data isn't always easy to interpret, but by following the links on this page you should be able to have most of your questions answered. By clicking the name of a water contaminant or secondary substance you can learn about that specific substance. Ultimately this page should give you some insight towards learning if your water is safe, what water filter you should buy (if any), and how well your local water compares against other sources.

Sources


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