Public Water System: Atchison, City Of

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: KS2000506
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 07
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 10,679
Contact Information
OWENS, JIM
OWENS, JIM
1801 MAIN
ATCHISON, KS 66002

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)
chlorate 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 2015-06-16 20 210 290
2015 2015-06-16 20 210 310
2015 2015-03-31 20 210 84
2015 2015-03-31 20 210 89
2014 2014-12-09 20 210 250
2014 2014-12-09 20 210 290
2014 2014-09-15 20 210 650
2014 2014-09-15 20 210 690

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 70 < 1
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
vanadium 0.2 21 3.05 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.2 21 4.6
2015 2015-06-16 0.2 21 4.4
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 21 2.5
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 21 2.5
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 21 1.6
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 21 1.7
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 21 3.6
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 21 3.5
molybdenum 1 40 3.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 1 40 3.1
2015 2015-06-16 1 40 3.3
2015 2015-03-23 1 40 2.9
2015 2015-03-23 1 40 2.8
2014 2014-12-09 1 40 3.3
2014 2014-12-09 1 40 3.6
2014 2014-09-15 1 40 3.1
2014 2014-09-15 1 40 3.3
strontium 0.3 1500 456.25 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.3 1500 410
2015 2015-06-16 0.3 1500 350
2015 2015-03-23 0.3 1500 500
2015 2015-03-23 0.3 1500 490
2014 2014-12-09 0.3 1500 590
2014 2014-12-09 0.3 1500 600
2014 2014-09-15 0.3 1500 330
2014 2014-09-15 0.3 1500 380
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.045 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-06-16 0.03 0 0.03
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0 0.06
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0 0.05
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-12-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-12-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-12-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-03-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-12-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-12-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02

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
KS16598 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
KS13128 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.0012mg/L
KS10240 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0013mg/L
KS10242 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0013mg/L
KS7063 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0019mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2015-10-01 - 2015-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2015-07-01 - 2015-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2015-04-01 - 2015-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2015-01-01 - 2015-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2013-07-01 - 2013-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2013-04-01 - 2013-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-10-01 - 2012-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-07-01 - 2012-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-04-01 - 2012-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-01-01 - 2012-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2011-07-01 - 2011-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - 2010-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - 2010-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - 2010-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - 2010-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - 2010-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - 2010-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2009-07-01 - 2009-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2008-10-01 - 2008-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2002-12-01 - 2002-12-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-11-01 - 2002-11-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-10-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-09-01 - 2002-09-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-08-01 - 2002-08-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-07-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-07-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-06-01 - 2002-06-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-06-01 - 2002-06-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-04-01 - 2002-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2002-04-01 - 2002-04-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2001-03-01 - 2001-03-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1997-02-01 - 1997-02-28 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1997-01-01 - 1997-01-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1996-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Atrazine Returned to Compliance
1996-02-01 - 1996-02-29 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1994-03-01 - 1994-03-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1994-02-01 - 1994-02-28 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-03-19 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2010-03-09 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
1999-10-19 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2001-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

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