Public Water System: New Britain Water Department

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: CT0890011
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 73,534
Contact Information
BLIGH, GILBERT J.
BLIGH, GILBERT J.
1000 SHUTTLE MEADOW AVENUE
NEW BRITAIN, CT 06052

This public water system services 4 zip codes in 6 municipalities 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   (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
2015 2015-08-18 20 210 176
2015 2015-08-18 20 210 183
2015 2015-05-21 20 210 77
2015 2015-05-21 20 210 77
2015 2015-02-24 20 210 40
2015 2015-02-24 20 210 43
2014 2014-11-13 20 210 214
2014 2014-11-13 20 210 184

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-24 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-24 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-24 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-24 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-24 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-24 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-24 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
strontium 0.3 1500 60.05 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.3 1500 64.3
2015 2015-08-18 0.3 1500 67.6
2015 2015-05-21 0.3 1500 53.2
2015 2015-05-21 0.3 1500 49.9
2015 2015-02-24 0.3 1500 61.1
2015 2015-02-24 0.3 1500 58.7
2014 2014-11-13 0.3 1500 61
2014 2014-11-13 0.3 1500 64.6
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-24 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0296 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.03 0 0.03
2015 2015-08-18 0.03 0 0.055
2015 2015-05-21 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-05-21 0.03 0 0.039
2015 2015-02-24 0.03 0 0.032
2015 2015-02-24 0.03 0 0.031
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-05-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-24 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0288 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-21 0.2 21 0.23
2015 2015-05-21 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-24 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-24 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-21 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-21 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-24 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-24 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 70 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.3375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 0.2 100 0.24
2015 2015-08-18 0.2 100 0.26
2015 2015-05-21 0.2 100 0.23
2015 2015-05-21 0.2 100 0.23
2015 2015-02-24 0.2 100 0.24
2015 2015-02-24 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 100 0.59
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 100 0.68
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-18 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-18 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-21 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-21 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-24 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-24 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 40 < 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
CT31631 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
CT31632 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
CT31633 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
CT31634 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
CT32858 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.005mg/L
CT31339 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT31340 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT31341 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT31342 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT28610 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT28611 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT28612 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT28613 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT26388 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT26389 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT26390 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT26391 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT26793 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT24878 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT24879 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT24880 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT24881 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT23129 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
CT23130 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
CT23131 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
CT23132 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0014mg/L
CT21653 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT21654 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT21655 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT21656 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT22060 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0055mg/L
CT19340 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT19348 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT19919 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT20387 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0084mg/L
CT19330 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT19339 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.0005mg/L
CT19347 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.0009mg/L
CT19329 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.0009mg/L
CT19918 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.0009mg/L
CT18826 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 0.006mg/L
CT17766 lead 2009-01-01 2009-06-30 0.0153mg/L
CT19338 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0003mg/L
CT19346 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0003mg/L
CT17138 lead 2008-07-01 2008-12-31 0.0084mg/L
CT19331 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0004mg/L
CT19917 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0003mg/L
CT15958 lead 2008-01-01 2008-06-30 0.021mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-12-01 - 2017-02-28 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-12-01 - 2017-02-28 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2015-12-01 - 2015-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2008-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2004-08-10 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule 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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Why Is My Water Data Not More Recent?


The recency of the data for your ZIP code depends on the last your water source was tested, by a federal, state, or local agency. More information about the timing can be determined by learning about the dataset in question and seeing how often the EPA (other another governing body) mandated testing.