Public Water System: Waterbury Water Department

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: CT1510011
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 107,271
Contact Information
CARVER, DONALD J.
CARVER, DONALD J.
21 EAST AURORA STREET
WATERBURY, CT 06708

This public water system services 1 zip code in 5 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 2015-04-22 20 210 123
2015 2015-04-22 20 210 136
2015 2015-01-22 20 210 80
2015 2015-01-22 20 210 90
2014 2014-10-16 20 210 244
2014 2014-10-16 20 210 220
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 192
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 187

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-01-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-01-26 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-10-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-07-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-01-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-01-26 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-10-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-07-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-01-26 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-10-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-07-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-22 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-22 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-01-26 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-10-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-07-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-01-26 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-10-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-07-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-01-26 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-10-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-07-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-01-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-01-26 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-10-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-07-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-22 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-22 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0398 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.03 0 0.083
2015 2015-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-16 0.03 0 0.065
2014 2014-10-16 0.03 0 0.049
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 0.082
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 0.039
chromium 0.2 100 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.2 100 0.28
2015 2015-04-22 0.2 100 0.21
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 100 0.23
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-16 0.2 100 0.36
2014 2014-10-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 0.29
strontium 0.3 1500 36.2125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.3 1500 41.8
2015 2015-04-22 0.3 1500 30.3
2015 2015-01-22 0.3 1500 40
2015 2015-01-22 0.3 1500 34.5
2014 2014-10-16 0.3 1500 37
2014 2014-10-16 0.3 1500 31.3
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 44.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 30.6
vanadium 0.2 21 0.095 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-16 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-10-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 0.26
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 0.26
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-01-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-10-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-07-16 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
CT31297 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.006mg/L
CT31313 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT31314 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT31315 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
CT29344 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT29345 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT29346 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
CT27627 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.002mg/L
CT27628 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT27629 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT27630 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
CT26085 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT26086 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT26087 lead 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
CT24588 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
CT24589 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
CT24590 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
CT22849 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT22850 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT22851 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
CT22861 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.005mg/L
CT21082 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT21083 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT21084 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L
CT19767 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0mg/L
CT19777 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0mg/L
CT19762 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0mg/L
CT17215 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.002mg/L
CT17070 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.002mg/L
CT19769 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0mg/L
CT19776 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0mg/L
CT19761 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-02-01 - 2017-02-28 Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) E. COLI Known
2015-12-01 - 2015-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2016-12-30 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Lead Consumer Notice Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting 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.

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