Public Water System: Charleston

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: IL0290100
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 16,400
Contact Information
BUESCHER, CURT J.
BUESCHER, CURT J.
CITY OF CHARLESTON
520 JACKSON AVENUE
CHARLESTON, IL 61920

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   (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
2014 2014-10-15 20 210 1069.51
2014 2014-10-15 20 210 1202.81
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 1240.91
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 900.82
2014 2014-04-09 20 210 615.288
2014 2014-04-09 20 210 536.318
2014 2014-01-20 20 210 1008.23
2014 2014-01-20 20 210 742.684

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
Halon 1011 0.06 90 0.017 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-16 0.06 90 0.068
2014 2014-04-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
molybdenum 1 40 0.8295 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 1 40 1.159
2014 2014-10-15 1 40 1.144
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 1.035
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 1.036
2014 2014-04-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-20 1 40 1.039
2014 2014-01-20 1 40 1.223
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-20 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-20 1 70 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 64.9096 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.3 1500 64.04
2014 2014-10-15 0.3 1500 69.418
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 64.742
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 70.298
2014 2014-04-09 0.3 1500 70.474
2014 2014-04-09 0.3 1500 58.583
2014 2014-01-20 0.3 1500 60.049
2014 2014-01-20 0.3 1500 61.673
chromium 0.2 100 1.6093 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.2 100 1.504
2014 2014-10-15 0.2 100 1.477
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 1.55
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 1.522
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 100 1.733
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 100 1.629
2014 2014-01-20 0.2 100 1.833
2014 2014-01-20 0.2 100 1.626
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-07-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-20 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
chromium-6 0.03 0 1.5825 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.03 0 1.394
2014 2014-10-15 0.03 0 1.327
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 1.521
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 1.518
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0 1.699
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0 1.593
2014 2014-01-20 0.03 0 1.909
2014 2014-01-20 0.03 0 1.699
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
vanadium 0.2 21 0.7196 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.2 21 0.628
2014 2014-10-15 0.2 21 0.638
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 0.431
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 0.5
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 21 0.656
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 21 0.748
2014 2014-01-20 0.2 21 1.065
2014 2014-01-20 0.2 21 1.091
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1

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
IL46954 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.0042mg/L
IL42580 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.0012mg/L
IL37974 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0035mg/L
IL33696 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
1998-11-01 - 1998-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1997-06-01 - 1997-06-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1996-07-01 - 1996-12-31 Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Parameter M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1996-11-01 - 1996-11-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1994-04-01 - 1994-04-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1992-12-01 - 1992-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1977-06-30 - 1981-06-29 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Known

What My Water Data Means


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