Public Water System: Atlanta

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: GA1210001
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 650,000
Contact Information
BOURNE, THOMAS
BOURNE, THOMAS
650 BISHOP STREET
ATLANTA, GA 30318

This public water system services 42 zip codes in 1 municipality in 2 counties.

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   (1) 2014   (1) 2015   (0)
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
2014 2014-06-09 20 210 210
2014 2014-06-09 20 210 280
2014 2014-06-09 20 210 220
2014 2014-06-09 20 210 220
2014 2014-03-12 20 210 70
2014 2014-03-12 20 210 65
2014 2014-03-12 20 210 95
2014 2014-03-12 20 210 68
2013 2013-12-11 20 210 150
2013 2013-12-11 20 210 130
2013 2013-12-11 20 210 140
2013 2013-12-11 20 210 160
2013 2013-09-17 20 210 360
2013 2013-09-17 20 210 280
2013 2013-09-17 20 210 320
2013 2013-09-17 20 210 340

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
vanadium 0.2 21 0.255 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 21 0.34
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 21 0.34
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 21 0.23
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 21 0.24
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 21 0.25
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 21 0.22
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 21 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 21 0.44
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 21 0.42
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 21 0.38
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 21 0.42
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-12-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-12-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-12-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-12-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-12-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-12-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-12-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-12-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-12-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-12-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
chromium 0.2 100 0.0394 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 100 0.21
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 100 0.22
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 30.4375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.3 1500 30
2014 2014-06-09 0.3 1500 32
2014 2014-06-09 0.3 1500 34
2014 2014-06-09 0.3 1500 34
2014 2014-03-12 0.3 1500 28
2014 2014-03-12 0.3 1500 30
2014 2014-03-12 0.3 1500 30
2014 2014-03-12 0.3 1500 29
2013 2013-12-11 0.3 1500 27
2013 2013-12-11 0.3 1500 29
2013 2013-12-11 0.3 1500 30
2013 2013-12-11 0.3 1500 29
2013 2013-09-17 0.3 1500 31
2013 2013-09-17 0.3 1500 36
2013 2013-09-17 0.3 1500 30
2013 2013-09-17 0.3 1500 28
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1453 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 0 0.17
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 0 0.11
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 0.13
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 0.17
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 0 0.094
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 0.12
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 0.18
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 0.21
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 0.12
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 40 < 1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-06-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-12-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-12-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-12 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 70 < 1
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-06-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-12 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-12 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-12-11 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-12-11 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-09-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-09-17 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
2014 2014-06-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-06-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-12 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-12 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-12-11 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-12-11 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-09-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-09-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-06-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-12 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-12 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-12-11 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-12-11 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-09-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-09-17 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
2014 2014-06-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-06-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-12 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-12 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-12-11 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-12-11 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-09-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-09-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-06-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-12 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-12 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-12-11 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-12-11 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-09-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-09-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-06-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-12 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-12 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-12-11 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-12-11 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-09-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-09-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-06-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-12-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-12-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-06-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-12 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-12 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-12-11 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-12-11 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-09-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-09-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008

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
GA51940 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.0025mg/L
GA41577 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.0025mg/L
GA32607 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0025mg/L
GA20698 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0025mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-04-01 - 2013-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2000-10-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Open
1997-07-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2008-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2015-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

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