Public Water System: Carpinteria Valley Water District

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: CA4210001
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 09
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 16,050
Contact Information
MCDONALD, ROBERT
MCDONALD, ROBERT
1301 Santa Ynez Avenue
CARPINTERIA, CA 93013

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).

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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-28 20 210 380
2015 2015-09-10 20 210 410
2015 2015-03-17 20 210 160
2014 2014-12-09 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-12-09 20 210 300

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.366 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-28 0.03 0 0.31
2015 2015-09-10 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-03-17 0.03 0 1.4
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-12-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
molybdenum 1 40 7.55 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 1 40 13
2015 2015-03-17 1 40 1.7
2014 2014-12-09 1 40 4.5
2014 2014-12-09 1 40 11
chromium 0.2 100 0.48 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-17 0.2 100 1.4
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 100 0.22
strontium 0.3 1500 850 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.3 1500 870
2015 2015-03-17 0.3 1500 780
2014 2014-12-09 0.3 1500 860
2014 2014-12-09 0.3 1500 890
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-12-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
vanadium 0.2 21 2.775 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.2 21 4.7
2015 2015-03-17 0.2 21 1.1
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 21 1.5
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 21 3.8
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-09 1 70 < 1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-12-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-09 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 2015-09-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-12-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-12-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-09-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 2.69 < 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
CA37507 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0013mg/L
421000111244L lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0.005mg/L
421000110168L lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L
421000110230L lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L
421000110251L lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L
421000109231L lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.008mg/L
421000108295L lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.014mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2008-07-01 - 2008-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
1996-05-01 - 1996-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) 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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