Public Water System: South Elgin

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: IL0890800
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 21,985
Contact Information
GALLAS, RICHARD
GALLAS, RICHARD
VILLAGE OF SOUTH ELGIN
1000 BOWES ROAD
SOUTH ELGIN, IL 60177

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   (3) 2014   (3) 2015   (0)
1,4-dioxane
strontium
chloromethane
strontium
chloromethane
1,4-dioxane

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).

1,4-dioxane
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 0.31852
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 0.24285
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 0.18674
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 0.42603
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 0.35258
2013 2013-11-05 0.07 0.35 0.41196
2013 2013-11-05 0.07 0.35 0.24854
2013 2013-11-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-11-05 0.07 0.35 0.58257
2013 2013-11-05 0.07 0.35 0.3199
2013 2013-11-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07

strontium
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 236.024
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 222.311
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 2069.81
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 200.872
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 1472.95
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 963.019
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 261.083
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 808.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 2029.92
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 731.308
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 1052.23
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 100.631
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 200.553
2013 2013-11-05 0.3 1500 272.545

chloromethane
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 4.752
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 2.69 4.395
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 2.69 3.335

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 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
bromomethane 0.2 140 0.0709 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 140 0.497
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 140 0.354
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 70 < 1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0084 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 0.071
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 0.047
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
chlorate 20 210 < 20 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-05 20 210 < 20
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 0.0518 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 0.258
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-05 0.08 0 0.081
2013 2013-11-05 0.08 0 0.282
2013 2013-11-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 0.0047 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 0.056
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
molybdenum 1 40 0.4373 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 1.804
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 2.065
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 1.167
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 1.086
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-05 1 40 < 1
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-05 0.01 0 < 0.01

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
IL47456 lead 2017-07-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
IL46365 copper 2017-01-01 2017-06-30 1.9mg/L
IL46361 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-30 0.0048mg/L
IL46237 copper 2016-07-01 2016-12-31 2.8mg/L
IL46234 lead 2016-07-01 2016-12-31 0.006mg/L
IL44755 lead 2016-01-01 2016-06-30 0.0053mg/L
IL44756 copper 2016-01-01 2016-06-30 2.2mg/L
IL42416 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.0045mg/L
IL42424 copper 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 2.3mg/L
IL40277 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0051mg/L
IL37982 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0051mg/L
IL33520 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.00728mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2012-10-01 - 2012-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2012-11-01 - 2012-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2000-09-30 Lead and Copper Rule WQP Entry Point/Tap Treatment Technique Non-Compliance Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1999-01-01 - 1999-03-31 Inorganic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Barium Returned to Compliance
1998-10-01 - 1998-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Barium Returned to Compliance
1998-07-01 - 1998-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Barium Returned to Compliance
1977-06-30 - 1981-06-29 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Known
1999-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2016-09-29 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Lead Consumer Notice Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance

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