Gardner Water Department Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA2103000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 19,133
Contact Information
GARDNER WATER DEPARTMENT
MATTHEW LAPOINTE
99 HEYWOOD ST
GARDNER, MA 01440
[email protected]

This public water system services 1 municipality in 1 county.

Summary Results


A summary view of tests in which a water contaminant found to exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the EPA.

Maximum Contaminant Levels Exceeded (by year):

2013   (1) 2014   (1) 2015   (0) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (2)
chlorate chlorate anatoxin-a
cylindrospermopsin

Contaminant Detailed Results


This a view of violations of maximum contaminant levels. Use the expanded view see result data for a drinking water contaminant, the minimum level that can be recognized in a test (MRL), and upper limit that is considered healthy (HRL).

anatoxin-a

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-07-24 0.03 0.00 < 0.03
2018 2018-07-10 0.03 0.00 < 0.03

cylindrospermopsin

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-07-24 0.09 0.00 < 0.09
2018 2018-07-10 0.09 0.00 < 0.09

chlorate

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 20 210 127.4
2014 2014-04-08 20 210 253.565
2014 2014-01-16 20 210 117.335
2014 2014-01-16 20 210 245.745
2013 2013-11-07 20 210 668.249
2013 2013-10-08 20 210 498.124
2013 2013-10-08 20 210 779.763
2013 2013-07-09 20 210 538.551
2013 2013-07-09 20 210 542.528
2013 2013-05-07 20 210 475.464

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and found to be within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Avg Result
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-05-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-11-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-07-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-05-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-07 1 70 < 1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-05-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-05-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-05-07 1 40 < 1
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-05-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-05-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-05-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-07 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-07 0.2 21 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 84.1384 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-08 0.3 1500 62.735
2014 2014-04-08 0.3 1500 104.076
2014 2014-01-16 0.3 1500 67.185
2014 2014-01-16 0.3 1500 77.571
2013 2013-11-07 0.3 1500 80.187
2013 2013-10-08 0.3 1500 62.502
2013 2013-10-08 0.3 1500 130.274
2013 2013-08-08 0.3 1500 66.153
2013 2013-07-09 0.3 1500 102.849
2013 2013-05-07 0.3 1500 87.852

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 level. Lead and copper can be — and often are — deposited in drinking water in between the water facility and your tap.

Sample ID Contaminant Sampling Start Date Sampling End Date Result
2514 lead 2019-01-01 2019-06-30 0.004mg/L
2465 lead 2016-01-01 2018-12-31 0.004mg/L
2191 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.003mg/L
2060 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.007mg/L
1786 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.005mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Bromate Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2000-09-01 - 2000-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- 2000-09-15 Surface Water Treatment Rule Failure to Filter (SWTR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2000-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2000-06-01 - 2000-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Known
- N/A Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrite Known
- N/A Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
- N/A Lead and Copper Rule OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

Local Water Testing


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Lab Location Zip Code
NASHOBA ANALYTICAL AYER, MA 01432
WORCESTER WATER FILTRATION PLANT LAB HOLDEN, MA 01520

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