Public Water System: West Des Moines Water Works

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: IA7785007
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 07
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 63,541
Contact Information
WEST DES MOINES WATER WORKS
WEST DES MOINES WATER WORKS
ATTN MITCH PINKERTON
1505 RAILROAD AVE
WEST DES MOINES, IA 50265

This public water system services 1 zip code 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   (0) 2014   (1) 2015   (0)
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 2015-02-03 20 210 71.9
2015 2015-02-03 20 210 56.3
2014 2014-11-18 20 210 111
2014 2014-11-18 20 210 114
2014 2014-11-18 20 210 130
2014 2014-11-18 20 210 57
2014 2014-08-04 20 210 154
2014 2014-08-04 20 210 173
2014 2014-05-27 20 210 221
2014 2014-05-27 20 210 290
2014 2014-05-27 20 210 97.1
2014 2014-05-27 20 210 94.8

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-02 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-04-01 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-02-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-02-03 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-23 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-08-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-02 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-02 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-02 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-02 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-27 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-27 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-27 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-02 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-27 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-04-01 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-02-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-02-03 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-23 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-08-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-04-01 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-02-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-02-03 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-23 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-08-04 0.0003 0 0.0006
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-04-01 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-02-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-02-03 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-23 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-08-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
Halon 1011 0.06 90 0.0517 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-27 0.06 90 0.31
2014 2014-05-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
strontium 0.3 1500 306.35 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.3 1500 85.2
2015 2015-02-03 0.3 1500 100
2014 2014-11-18 0.3 1500 111
2014 2014-11-18 0.3 1500 609
2014 2014-11-18 0.3 1500 102
2014 2014-11-18 0.3 1500 644
2014 2014-08-04 0.3 1500 124
2014 2014-08-04 0.3 1500 220
2014 2014-05-27 0.3 1500 717
2014 2014-05-27 0.3 1500 743
2014 2014-05-27 0.3 1500 118
2014 2014-05-27 0.3 1500 103
chromium 0.2 100 0.9917 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 100 2.3
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 100 1.5
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 100 1.2
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 100 2.4
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-08-04 0.2 100 1.6
2014 2014-08-04 0.2 100 1
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 100 0.5
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-04-01 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-02-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-02-03 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-23 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-08-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 3 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 1 40 3.2
2015 2015-02-03 1 40 2.6
2014 2014-11-18 1 40 3.8
2014 2014-11-18 1 40 2
2014 2014-11-18 1 40 3.8
2014 2014-11-18 1 40 1.9
2014 2014-08-04 1 40 4.6
2014 2014-08-04 1 40 4.9
2014 2014-05-27 1 40 1.8
2014 2014-05-27 1 40 1.6
2014 2014-05-27 1 40 3.5
2014 2014-05-27 1 40 2.3
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-04-01 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-02-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-02-03 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-23 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-08-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-04-01 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-02-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-02-03 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-23 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-08-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.8672 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-04-01 0.03 0 2.36
2015 2015-04-01 0.03 0 0.724
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 1.21
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 0.239
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 2.32
2014 2014-11-18 0.03 0 0.205
2014 2014-08-04 0.03 0 1.83
2014 2014-08-04 0.03 0 0.799
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 0.133
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 0.104
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 0.033
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 0.449
vanadium 0.2 21 1.575 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 21 0.7
2015 2015-02-03 0.2 21 1.3
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 21 2.1
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 21 2.7
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 21 1.1
2014 2014-11-18 0.2 21 2.4
2014 2014-08-04 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-04 0.2 21 0.8
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 21 2.6
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 21 3.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 21 1.8

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
IA43268 lead 2017-07-01 2017-12-31 0.005mg/L
IA42252 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
IA39502 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.001mg/L
IA36635 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.004mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2001-06-01 - 2001-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-07-01 - 1991-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance

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