Public Water System: West Palm Beach Wtp

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: FL4501559
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 102,000
Contact Information
SCOTT KELLY
SCOTT KELLY
401 CLEMATIS STREET, 4TH FLOOR
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

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 2015-08-11 20 210 380
2015 2015-08-11 20 210 450
2015 2015-06-09 20 210 520
2015 2015-06-09 20 210 520
2015 2015-03-03 20 210 260
2015 2015-03-03 20 210 240
2014 2014-11-24 20 210 260
2014 2014-11-24 20 210 240

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 2015-08-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-06-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-03 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-06-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-24 0.08 0 < 0.08
chromium 0.2 100 0.3125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.2 100 0.26
2015 2015-08-11 0.2 100 0.28
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 100 0.3
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 100 0.28
2015 2015-03-03 0.2 100 0.3
2015 2015-03-03 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-11-24 0.2 100 0.36
2014 2014-11-24 0.2 100 0.42
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-03 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-06-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-03 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-24 0.02 0 < 0.02
Halon 1011 0.06 90 0.26 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.06 90 0.56
2015 2015-06-09 0.06 90 0.13
2015 2015-03-03 0.06 90 0.22
2014 2014-11-24 0.06 90 0.13
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-06-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-03 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-06-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-03-03 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-11-24 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-06-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-03-03 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-11-24 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-06-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-03-03 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-11-24 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-06-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-03-03 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-11-24 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-06-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-03-03 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-11-24 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-06-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-03-03 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-11-24 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-06-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-03 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-06-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-03-03 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-11-24 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
vanadium 0.2 21 5.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.2 21 6.4
2015 2015-08-11 0.2 21 6.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 21 3.7
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 21 3.7
2015 2015-03-03 0.2 21 5.1
2015 2015-03-03 0.2 21 5.1
2014 2014-11-24 0.2 21 6.2
2014 2014-11-24 0.2 21 6.6
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-06-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-24 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-06-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-03-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-11 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-03 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-24 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-24 1 70 < 1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-24 0.2 140 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 1.3375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 1 40 1.7
2015 2015-08-11 1 40 1.8
2015 2015-06-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-03 1 40 1.3
2015 2015-03-03 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-11-24 1 40 2.2
2014 2014-11-24 1 40 2.4
strontium 0.3 1500 425 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.3 1500 470
2015 2015-08-11 0.3 1500 470
2015 2015-06-09 0.3 1500 400
2015 2015-06-09 0.3 1500 410
2015 2015-03-03 0.3 1500 390
2015 2015-03-03 0.3 1500 390
2014 2014-11-24 0.3 1500 420
2014 2014-11-24 0.3 1500 450
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1098 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.03 0 0.1
2015 2015-08-11 0.03 0 0.12
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 0.11
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 0.098
2015 2015-03-03 0.03 0 0.11
2015 2015-03-03 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-11-24 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-11-24 0.03 0 0.12
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-24 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 2015-08-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-24 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-06-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-03 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-24 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
FL151584 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-01 0.0029mg/L
FL150024 lead 2016-07-01 2016-12-01 0.0021mg/L
FL146344 lead 2016-01-01 2016-06-01 0.002mg/L
FL142704 lead 2015-07-01 2015-12-01 0.0019mg/L
FL138802 lead 2015-01-01 2015-06-01 0.003mg/L
FL134902 lead 2014-07-01 2014-12-01 0.002mg/L
FL131668 lead 2014-01-01 2014-06-01 0.002mg/L
FL129142 lead 2013-07-01 2013-12-01 0.002mg/L
FL125242 lead 2013-01-01 2013-06-01 0.002mg/L
FL122189 lead 2012-07-01 2012-12-01 0.003mg/L
FL117602 lead 2012-01-01 2012-06-01 0.004mg/L
FL114404 lead 2011-07-01 2011-12-01 0.009mg/L
FL112006 lead 2011-01-01 2011-06-01 0.0045mg/L
FL107382 lead 2010-07-01 2010-12-01 0.007mg/L
FL103704 lead 2010-01-01 2010-06-01 0.008mg/L
FL100402 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-01 0.007mg/L
FL93962 lead 2009-01-01 2009-06-01 0.0053mg/L
FL92042 lead 2008-07-01 2008-12-01 0.0094mg/L
FL86730 lead 2008-01-01 2008-06-01 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
2011-07-01 - 2011-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-07-01 - 2011-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2011-07-01 - 2011-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2011-09-01 - 2011-09-30 Ground Water Rule Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring E. COLI Known
2008-07-01 - 2008-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2008-04-01 - 2008-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2008-01-01 - 2008-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2007-11-01 - 2007-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2007-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2007-10-01 - 2007-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2007-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-09-01 - 2007-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-09-01 - 2007-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-09-01 - 2007-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-04-01 - 2007-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2007-04-01 - 2007-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2006-10-01 - 2006-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
2002-11-01 - 2002-11-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Known
2001-03-01 - 2001-03-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2004-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2007-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2016-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Open
2011-09-01 - N/A Ground Water Rule Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) E. COLI Open

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