Public Water System: Fort Dodge Water Supply

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: IA9433050
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 07
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 25,206
Contact Information
FORT DODGE WATER SUPPLY
FORT DODGE WATER SUPPLY
ATTN USW UTILITY GROUP TRAVIS PENDER
600 PHINNEY PARK DR
FORT DODGE, IA 50501

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)
strontium strontium

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).

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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.3 1500 2130
2015 2015-03-30 0.3 1500 2350
2014 2014-09-25 0.3 1500 2610
2014 2014-09-25 0.3 1500 2740

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-31 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-31 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-25 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 2015-03-30 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-03 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-03 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-03 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-03 0.02 0 < 0.02
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-31 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-31 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-31 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 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 2015-03-31 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-30 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-03 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-03 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-31 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
chlorate 20 210 < 20 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 20 210 < 20
2015 2015-03-30 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-09-25 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-09-25 20 210 < 20
chromium 0.2 100 0.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.2 100 0.4
2015 2015-03-30 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-30 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 21 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 0.525 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 1 40 1.1
2015 2015-03-30 1 40 1
2014 2014-09-25 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-25 1 40 < 1
cobalt 1 70 0.275 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-30 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-30 1 70 1.1
2014 2014-09-25 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-25 1 70 < 1

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
IA42303 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.006mg/L
IA39551 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.003mg/L
IA36613 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
2014-04-01 - 2014-04-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-04-01 - 2014-04-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2006-03-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Combined Radium (-226 and -228) Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2001-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1997-05-01 - 1997-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1993-10-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
1990-10-01 - 1993-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
1992-04-01 - 1992-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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