Public Water System: Southwest/polk County Utility

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: FL6530852
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Other Area
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 39,209
Contact Information
MARJORIE G. CRAIG, P.E., UTILITIES DIRECTOR
MARJORIE G. CRAIG, P.E., UTILITIES DIRECTOR
1011 JIM KEENE BLVD., S.R. 540
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880

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   (2) 2014   (2) 2015   (0)
chlorate
molybdenum
chlorate
molybdenum

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
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 622.223
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 570.024
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 440.629
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 493.175
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 417.013
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 245.893
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 317.75
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 411.892
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 253.224
2014 2014-03-08 20 210 1369.05
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 892.391
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 506.523
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 812.904
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 501.45
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 839.613
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 1008.72
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 2382.71
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 919.575
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 2532.52
2013 2013-09-15 20 210 1736.09

molybdenum
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 64.199
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 27.297
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 51.589
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 60.545
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 6.946
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 7.17
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 25.913
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 7.479
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 8.745
2014 2014-03-08 1 40 1.553
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 69.205
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 3.848
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 60.013
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 31.616
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 6.197
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 63.458
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 6.163
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 40 < 1

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 0.0609 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 0.103
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 0.031
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 0.3
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 0.262
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 0.189
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 0.222
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 0.0406 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-08 0.06 90 0.406
2014 2014-03-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 0.0484 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 2.69 0.253
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 2.69 0.231
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
vanadium 0.2 21 3.0177 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 4.811
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 5.187
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 5.581
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 7.676
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 7.273
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 6.095
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 6.603
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 6.429
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 10.699
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-15 1 70 < 1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.0623 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 0.641
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 0.294
2014 2014-03-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 0.31
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
strontium 0.3 1500 382.8909 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-27 0.3 1500 467.85
2014 2014-03-27 0.3 1500 344.617
2014 2014-03-27 0.3 1500 394.841
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 281.869
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 391.371
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 297.65
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 419.74
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 326.248
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 333.7
2014 2014-03-08 0.3 1500 308.831
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 53.522
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 439.523
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 421.229
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 331.359
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 296.276
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 608.47
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 461.102
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 294.992
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 624.302
2013 2013-09-15 0.3 1500 560.326

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
FL133904 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-01 0mg/L
FL121968 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-01 0.0014mg/L
FL106990 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-01 0.0019mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-01-01 - 2017-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2017-01-01 - 2017-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
2017-01-01 - 2017-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-04-01 - 2014-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-04-01 - 2014-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2005-11-01 - 2005-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-06-01 - 1993-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1991-12-01 - 1991-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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