Public Water System: East Chicago Water Works

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: IN5245012
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 29,500
Contact Information
ZEHRAOUI, ABDUL
ZEHRAOUI, ABDUL
3455 Pennsylvania Avenue
EAST CHICAGO, IN 46312

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
2015 2015-02-09 20 210 55
2015 2015-02-09 20 210 140
2014 2014-11-10 20 210 35
2014 2014-11-10 20 210 160
2014 2014-08-14 20 210 290
2014 2014-08-14 20 210 320
2014 2014-05-15 20 210 170
2014 2014-05-15 20 210 67

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 2015-02-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 1.35 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 1 40 1.2
2015 2015-02-09 1 40 1.2
2014 2014-11-10 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-11-10 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-08-14 1 40 1.7
2014 2014-08-14 1 40 1.7
2014 2014-05-15 1 40 1.2
2014 2014-05-15 1 40 1.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1775 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.03 0 0.17
2015 2015-02-09 0.03 0 0.18
2014 2014-11-10 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-11-10 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-08-14 0.03 0 0.18
2014 2014-08-14 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0 0.22
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0 0.21
vanadium 0.2 21 0.3 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.2 21 0.2
2015 2015-02-09 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-11-10 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-11-10 0.2 21 0.4
2014 2014-08-14 0.2 21 0.4
2014 2014-08-14 0.2 21 0.5
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 21 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.2375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.2 100 0.2
2015 2015-02-09 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-11-10 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-11-10 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-08-14 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-08-14 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 100 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-10 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-10 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-15 1 70 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 118.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.3 1500 120
2015 2015-02-09 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-11-10 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-11-10 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-08-14 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-08-14 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-05-15 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-05-15 0.3 1500 110
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.05 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-14 0.07 0.35 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-15 0.06 90 < 0.06

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
IN51440 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0.0056mg/L
IN49585 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.0084mg/L
IN45488 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.0078mg/L
IN40554 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0036mg/L
IN33763 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0077mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2015-06-01 - 2015-06-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endothall Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Diquat Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dinoseb Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dalapon Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzo(a)pyrene Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Atrazine Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb sulfoxide Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb sulfone Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,3,7,8-TCDD Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor epoxide Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE Returned to Compliance
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1980-06-30 - 1980-09-29 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1979-10-01 - 1979-10-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known

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