Public Water System: Mt Sterling Water Works

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: KY0870298
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 16,391
Contact Information
FLECHER, RICK
FLECHER, RICK
PO BOX 392
MT STERLING, KY 40353

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
2014 2014-09-16 20 210 645
2014 2014-09-16 20 210 589
2014 2014-06-20 20 210 561
2014 2014-06-20 20 210 558
2014 2014-03-17 20 210 196
2014 2014-03-17 20 210 194
2013 2013-12-16 20 210 114
2013 2013-12-16 20 210 135

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 0.5825 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-20 0.2 100 2.63
2014 2014-06-20 0.2 100 2.03
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.035 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-20 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-06-20 0.03 0 0.09
2014 2014-03-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-17 0.03 0 0.08
2013 2013-12-16 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-12-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-20 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-20 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-16 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 0.6888 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 1 40 1.14
2014 2014-09-16 1 40 1.03
2014 2014-06-20 1 40 1.68
2014 2014-06-20 1 40 1.66
2014 2014-03-17 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-16 1 40 < 1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-06-20 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-12-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-12-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-12-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
vanadium 0.2 21 0.1158 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.2 21 0.476
2014 2014-09-16 0.2 21 0.45
2014 2014-06-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 60.7875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.3 1500 66.5
2014 2014-09-16 0.3 1500 78.8
2014 2014-08-20 0.3 1500 76
2014 2014-06-20 0.3 1500 60.7
2014 2014-03-17 0.3 1500 60
2014 2014-03-17 0.3 1500 54
2013 2013-12-16 0.3 1500 51.2
2013 2013-12-16 0.3 1500 39.1
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-12-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-06-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-12-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-12-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-12-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-16 0.02 0.07 < 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
KY10941 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.004mg/L
KY9147 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.004mg/L
KY7297 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.004mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) 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
2008-07-01 - 2008-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2008-04-01 - 2008-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2008-01-01 - 2008-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2007-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2006-10-01 - 2006-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - 2006-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2005-04-01 - 2005-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,3,7,8-TCDD Returned to Compliance
2004-10-01 - 2004-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-10-01 - 2004-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - 2004-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - 2004-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average 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
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2001-09-01 - 2001-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1995-07-01 - 1999-06-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Returned to Compliance
1998-04-01 - 1998-04-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1996-04-01 - 1996-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1996-03-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
1993-12-01 - 1993-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-10-27 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting 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
2001-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting 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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