Public Water System: Palm Beach County Water Utilities

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: FL4504393
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 529,876
Contact Information
P.B.COUNTY WATER UTILITIES DEP
P.B.COUNTY WATER UTILITIES DEP
8100 FOREST HILL BLVD
P.O.BOX 16097
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33416

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 2015-03-16 20 210 250
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 460
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 280
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 270
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 240
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 250
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 410
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 480
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 640
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 690
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 720
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 710
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 610
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 340
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 720
2014 2014-09-23 20 210 320

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 0.1052 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.041
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.046
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.047
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.17
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.081
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.088
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.26
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.18
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.037
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.088
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.036
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.19
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 0.089
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 0.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 1.4
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 1.4
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-23 1 40 < 1
vanadium 0.2 21 0.265 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 0.4
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 0.24
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 0.93
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 0.36
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 0.42
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 0.47
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 0.25
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 0.7
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 21 0.27
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 2.69 0.43
2014 2014-10-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 2.69 0.29
2014 2014-09-23 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 2015-03-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-03-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-03-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-03-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
strontium 0.3 1500 430 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 330
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 820
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 300
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 280
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 220
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 170
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 640
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 800
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 780
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 320
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 190
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 330
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 270
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 750
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 490
2014 2014-09-23 0.3 1500 190
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 0.465 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.23
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.56
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.23
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.4
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.39
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.6
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 0.56
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.55
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.61
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.21
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.48
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.86
2014 2014-09-23 0.2 100 0.96
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-03-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-03-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-03-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-03-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-03-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-03-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-03-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-03-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-03-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.0425 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-03-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-03-16 0.07 0.35 0.18
2015 2015-03-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-23 0.07 0.35 0.16
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-03-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-03-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-03-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 0.0788 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-16 0.08 0 0.32
2015 2015-03-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-27 0.08 0 0.31
2014 2014-09-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-03-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-03-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-03-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-03-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-03-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-03-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003

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
FL137182 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-01 0.0029mg/L
FL124362 lead 2012-07-01 2012-12-01 0.0032mg/L
FL118222 lead 2012-01-01 2012-06-01 0.0024mg/L
FL116086 lead 2011-07-01 2011-12-01 0.0031mg/L
FL111964 lead 2011-01-01 2011-06-01 0.0033mg/L
FL103382 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-01 0.0045mg/L
FL92822 lead 2009-01-01 2009-06-01 0.0044mg/L
FL86692 lead 2008-01-01 2008-06-01 0.0093mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2015-05-01 - 2015-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2015-02-01 - 2015-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2001-06-01 - 2001-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2001-03-01 - 2001-03-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1995-06-01 - 1995-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2014-04-01 - N/A Ground Water Rule Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) E. COLI Returned to Compliance
2011-12-01 - N/A Ground Water Rule Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) E. COLI Returned to Compliance
2014-05-01 - N/A Ground Water Rule Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) E. COLI Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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