Southbridge Water Department Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA2278000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 15,453
Contact Information
SOUTHBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT
STEVEN N GREGOIRE
185 GUELPHWOOD RD
SOUTHBRIDGE, MA 01550
sgregoire@southbridgemass.org

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   (0) 2015   (0) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (8)
chlorate alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane
chlorpyrifos
dimethipin
ethoprop
oxyfluorfen
profenofos
tebuconazole
total permethrin

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).

chlorate

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 20 210 347.161
2013 2013-12-10 20 210 381.115
2013 2013-09-17 20 210 462.565
2013 2013-09-17 20 210 449.326
2013 2013-06-11 20 210 261.39
2013 2013-06-11 20 210 322.806
2013 2013-03-18 20 210 248.226
2013 2013-03-18 20 210 243.62

alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.01 0.00 < 0.01

chlorpyrifos

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.03 0.00 < 0.03

dimethipin

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.2 0.00 < 0.2

ethoprop

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.03 0.00 < 0.03

oxyfluorfen

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.05 0.00 < 0.05

profenofos

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.3 0.00 < 0.3

tebuconazole

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.2 0.00 < 0.2

total permethrin

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-05-08 0.04 0.00 < 0.04

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
chromium 0.2 100 0.0366 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 100 0.293
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0456 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.03 0 0.051
2013 2013-12-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 0.097
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-11 0.03 0 0.117
2013 2013-06-11 0.03 0 0.03
2013 2013-03-18 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-03-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-10 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-06-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-06-11 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-18 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-03-18 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-10 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-06-11 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-06-11 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-18 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-03-18 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 20.044 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.3 1500 23.546
2013 2013-12-10 0.3 1500 16.371
2013 2013-09-17 0.3 1500 20.074
2013 2013-09-17 0.3 1500 12.082
2013 2013-06-11 0.3 1500 28.817
2013 2013-06-11 0.3 1500 17.408
2013 2013-03-18 0.3 1500 25.5807
2013 2013-03-18 0.3 1500 16.4732
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0789 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-10 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 21 0.218
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-11 0.2 21 0.212
2013 2013-06-11 0.2 21 0.201
2013 2013-03-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-18 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
2013 2013-12-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-18 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
2013 2013-12-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-06-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-03-18 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
2013 2013-12-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-09-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-06-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-03-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-03-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-06-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-03-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-06-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-03-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-06-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-03-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-09-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-06-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-03-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-06-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-06-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-12-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-06-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-03-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04

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
3619 lead 2016-01-01 2018-12-31 0.001mg/L
2987 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.005mg/L
2436 lead 2012-07-01 2012-12-31 0.002mg/L
2363 lead 2012-01-01 2012-06-30 0.005mg/L
2063 lead 2011-07-01 2011-12-31 0.005mg/L
1908 lead 2008-07-01 2011-06-30 0.004mg/L
1697 lead 2005-07-01 2008-06-30 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
2007-09-01 - 2007-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-09-01 - 2007-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- 2000-06-27 Surface Water Treatment Rule Failure to Filter (SWTR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance

Local Water Testing


Find a lab in your area so you can get your tap or well water tested. This list contains both governmental and private labs, all of which are EPA-certified for drinking water testing.

Lab Location Zip Code
ALPHA ANALYTICAL WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581
WORCESTER WATER FILTRATION PLANT LAB HOLDEN, MA 01520
ALPHA ANALYTICAL (WESTBOROUGH-[#2064] WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581

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