Public Water System: Southern Water & Sewer District

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: KY0360026
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 22,480
Contact Information
HALL, DEAN
HALL, DEAN
PO BOX 610
MCDOWELL, KY 41647

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   (1) 2014   (1) 2015   (0)
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
2014 2014-04-24 20 210 309
2014 2014-04-24 20 210 333
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 117
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 128
2013 2013-10-16 20 210 267
2013 2013-10-16 20 210 208
2013 2013-07-18 20 210 692
2013 2013-07-18 20 210 649

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-07-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-24 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-18 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-18 1 70 < 1
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-24 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0 0.06
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-18 0.03 0 0.06
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
strontium 0.3 1500 746.5 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.3 1500 882
2014 2014-04-24 0.3 1500 888
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 602
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 646
2013 2013-10-16 0.3 1500 785
2013 2013-10-16 0.3 1500 873
2013 2013-07-18 0.3 1500 706
2013 2013-07-18 0.3 1500 590
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-24 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-24 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-18 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-18 1 40 < 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
KY10424 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
KY8663 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
KY7167 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-07-01 - 2017-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2017-04-01 - 2017-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2017-01-01 - 2017-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2016-07-01 - 2016-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2015-10-01 - 2015-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2015-07-01 - 2015-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2011-10-01 - 2011-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-06-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-01-01 - 2010-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Returned to Compliance
2009-12-01 - 2009-12-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2008-07-01 - 2008-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Asbestos Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
1995-07-01 - 1999-06-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Returned to Compliance
1997-01-01 - 1997-03-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1995-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Asbestos Returned to Compliance
1994-05-01 - 1994-05-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1994-04-01 - 1994-04-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-12-01 - 1993-12-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-10-27 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-07-25 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation without NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2000-01-19 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - N/A Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt TTHM Returned to Compliance
2017-03-07 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Open
2015-07-10 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2015-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2016-01-01 - N/A Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt TTHM Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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