Public Water System: Paducah Water Works

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: KY0730533
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 64,013
Contact Information
ROBERTSON, BILL
ROBERTSON, BILL
PO BOX 2377
PADUCAH, KY 42002

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 2014-02-13 20 210 350
2014 2014-02-13 20 210 280
2013 2013-11-06 20 210 280
2013 2013-11-06 20 210 260
2013 2013-08-08 20 210 650
2013 2013-08-08 20 210 540
2013 2013-05-14 20 210 190
2013 2013-05-14 20 210 230

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-11-06 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-08-08 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-05-14 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-06 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-06 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-06 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-05-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-06 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-06 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-05-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
strontium 0.3 1500 101.875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.3 1500 55
2014 2014-02-13 0.3 1500 65
2013 2013-11-06 0.3 1500 140
2013 2013-11-06 0.3 1500 150
2013 2013-08-08 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-08-08 0.3 1500 110
2013 2013-05-14 0.3 1500 85
2013 2013-05-14 0.3 1500 90
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-06 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-05-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-06 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-05-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.1625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.07 0.35 0.21
2013 2013-11-06 0.07 0.35 0.23
2013 2013-08-08 0.07 0.35 0.08
2013 2013-05-14 0.07 0.35 0.13
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-06 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-06 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-11-06 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-08-08 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-05-14 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.085 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-02-13 0.03 0 0.06
2013 2013-11-06 0.03 0 0.06
2013 2013-11-06 0.03 0 0.11
2013 2013-08-08 0.03 0 0.12
2013 2013-08-08 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-05-14 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-05-14 0.03 0 0.11
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-13 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-06 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-06 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-14 1 70 < 1
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-11-06 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-08-08 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-05-14 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-06 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-05-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-11-06 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-08-08 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-05-14 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
vanadium 0.2 21 0.5125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-13 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-11-06 0.2 21 0.7
2013 2013-11-06 0.2 21 0.7
2013 2013-08-08 0.2 21 0.7
2013 2013-08-08 0.2 21 0.8
2013 2013-05-14 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-05-14 0.2 21 0.5
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-06 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-06 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-05-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
molybdenum 1 40 0.8 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-13 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-06 1 40 2.1
2013 2013-11-06 1 40 2.2
2013 2013-08-08 1 40 1.1
2013 2013-08-08 1 40 1
2013 2013-05-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-05-14 1 40 < 1
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-11-06 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-08-08 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-05-14 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-11-06 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-08-08 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-05-14 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-11-06 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-08-08 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-05-14 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-14 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-14 0.2 100 < 0.2

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
KY10439 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
KY8662 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
KY7047 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.001mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2015-07-01 - 2015-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-10-01 - 2004-10-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Diquat Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endothall Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Glyphosate Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
1998-07-01 - 1998-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1996-07-01 - 1996-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1995-02-01 - 1995-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1994-07-01 - 1994-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1994-06-01 - 1994-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-03-03 - 1992-03-02 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known

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