Public Water System: Shelby County Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: AL0001671
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 34,647
Contact Information
CAIN, MICHAEL
CAIN, MICHAEL
P.O. Box 10
COLUMBIANA, AL 35051

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 2015-01-08 20 210 350
2015 2015-01-08 20 210 < 20
2015 2015-01-08 20 210 560
2015 2015-01-08 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-10-17 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-10-17 20 210 190
2014 2014-10-17 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-10-17 20 210 310
2014 2014-07-23 20 210 310
2014 2014-07-23 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-07-23 20 210 470
2014 2014-07-23 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 340
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 500
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 < 20

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
molybdenum 1 40 0.4688 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-08 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-08 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-17 1 40 1.6
2014 2014-10-17 1 40 1.4
2014 2014-10-17 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-07-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-23 1 40 1.6
2014 2014-07-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-23 1 40 1.6
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.0563 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 100 0.3
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 52.0625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.3 1500 39
2015 2015-01-08 0.3 1500 49
2015 2015-01-08 0.3 1500 49
2015 2015-01-08 0.3 1500 40
2014 2014-12-05 0.3 1500 55
2014 2014-10-17 0.3 1500 66
2014 2014-10-17 0.3 1500 65
2014 2014-10-17 0.3 1500 67
2014 2014-07-23 0.3 1500 55
2014 2014-07-23 0.3 1500 63
2014 2014-07-23 0.3 1500 60
2014 2014-07-23 0.3 1500 63
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 33
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 43
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 44
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 42
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-08 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-08 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
vanadium 0.2 21 0.55 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 21 0.5
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 21 0.7
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 21 0.4
2015 2015-01-08 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-12-05 0.2 21 0.7
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 21 0.4
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 21 0.7
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 21 0.7
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 21 0.8
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 0.7
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 0.0013 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-17 0.01 0 0.01
2014 2014-08-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.045 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-01-08 0.07 0.35 0.09
2014 2014-10-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-10-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-07-23 0.07 0.35 0.09
2014 2014-07-23 0.07 0.35 0.09
2014 2014-04-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-22 0.07 0.35 0.09
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1169 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-08 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-01-08 0.03 0 0.17
2015 2015-01-08 0.03 0 0.11
2015 2015-01-08 0.03 0 0.07
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0 0.18
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.06
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.09
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1

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
AL104634 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL86050 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.005mg/L
AL64819 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.001mg/L
AL42031 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.003mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2006-10-01 - 2006-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2001-04-01 - 2001-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1999-02-01 - 1999-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1997-07-01 - 1997-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1997-02-01 - 1997-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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