Public Water System: Okeechobee Utility Authority

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: FL4470257
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 20,000
Contact Information
JOHN HAYFORD
JOHN HAYFORD
100 SW FIFTH AVE.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974

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 2015-08-06 20 210 1160
2015 2015-08-06 20 210 1360
2015 2015-05-13 20 210 1330
2015 2015-05-13 20 210 1190
2015 2015-05-13 20 210 1180
2015 2015-05-13 20 210 1260
2015 2015-02-03 20 210 366
2015 2015-02-03 20 210 321
2014 2014-11-05 20 210 1230
2014 2014-11-05 20 210 554
2014 2014-11-05 20 210 1100
2014 2014-11-05 20 210 788

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-03 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-06 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-03 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 40 < 1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-03 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-05 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 2015-08-06 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-05-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-05-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-03 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
chromium 0.2 100 0.1583 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 100 0.35
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 100 0.25
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 100 0.3
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.26
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 100 0.22
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 100 0.22
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-03 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
vanadium 0.2 21 0.3125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.2 21 0.59
2015 2015-08-06 0.2 21 0.53
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 21 0.3
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 21 0.52
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 21 0.47
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 21 0.31
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 21 0.47
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 21 0.32
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-06 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-03 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-05 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0538 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.03 0 0.033
2015 2015-08-06 0.03 0 0.037
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0 0.054
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0 0.043
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0 0.045
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0 0.034
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 0 0.064
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 0 0.077
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0 0.05
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0 0.056
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0 0.068
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0 0.084
strontium 0.3 1500 575.25 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.3 1500 1040
2015 2015-08-06 0.3 1500 652
2015 2015-05-13 0.3 1500 577
2015 2015-05-13 0.3 1500 386
2015 2015-05-13 0.3 1500 450
2015 2015-05-13 0.3 1500 348
2015 2015-02-03 0.3 1500 492
2015 2015-02-03 0.3 1500 391
2014 2014-11-05 0.3 1500 604
2014 2014-11-05 0.3 1500 595
2014 2014-11-05 0.3 1500 906
2014 2014-11-05 0.3 1500 462
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-03 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-05 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 2015-08-06 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-05 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 2015-08-06 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-06 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 140 < 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
FL151384 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-01 0mg/L
FL139832 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-01 0.0043mg/L
FL121821 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-01 0.0032mg/L
FL99148 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-01 0.0036mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-10-01 - 2016-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-10-01 - 2016-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2016-08-01 - 2016-08-31 Revised Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, E. coli (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Known
2012-06-01 - 2012-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2012-04-01 - 2012-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2009-04-01 - 2009-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2008-10-01 - 2008-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2008-05-01 - 2008-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2008-01-01 - 2008-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2005-11-01 - 2005-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2005-07-01 - 2005-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2005-04-01 - 2005-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-03-01 - 2004-03-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2001-10-01 - 2001-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2001-01-01 - 2001-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1995-08-01 - 1995-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-08-01 - 1993-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-07-01 - 1993-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-06-01 - 1993-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-05-01 - 1993-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1992-10-01 - 1992-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1986-11-01 - 1987-10-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known
1986-11-01 - 1987-10-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Known
1986-11-01 - 1987-10-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Known
1986-11-01 - 1987-10-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Known
1986-11-01 - 1987-10-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
1986-11-01 - 1987-10-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1986-10-01 - 1987-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known

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