Public Water System: Andover Water Dept

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA3009000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 33,201
Contact Information
ANDOVER WATER DEPT
JAMES MCSURDY
397 LOWELL ST
ANDOVER, MA 01810

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
2015 2015-02-12 20 210 98
2015 2015-02-12 20 210 110
2014 2014-11-13 20 210 150
2014 2014-11-13 20 210 140
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 230
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 230
2014 2014-05-07 20 210 132.814
2014 2014-05-07 20 210 136.819

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
vanadium 0.2 21 0.3478 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.2 21 0.3
2015 2015-02-12 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-09-08 0.2 21 0.5
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 0.5
2014 2014-05-07 0.2 21 0.352
2014 2014-05-07 0.2 21 0.43
strontium 0.3 1500 74.9221 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.3 1500 74
2015 2015-02-12 0.3 1500 75
2014 2014-11-13 0.3 1500 68
2014 2014-11-13 0.3 1500 68
2014 2014-09-08 0.3 1500 73
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 80
2014 2014-05-07 0.3 1500 79.001
2014 2014-05-07 0.3 1500 82.376
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0599 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-02-12 0.03 0 0.05
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0 0.06
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0 0.06
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-05-07 0.03 0 0.046
2014 2014-05-07 0.03 0 0.053
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-07 1 70 < 1
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-07 1 40 < 1
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-07 0.2 2.69 < 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
2391 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.005mg/L
2207 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.014mg/L
2084 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
2009-01-01 - 2009-03-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


Water data isn't always easy to interpret, but by following the links on this page you should be able to have most of your questions answered. By clicking the name of a water contaminant or secondary substance you can learn about that specific substance. Ultimately this page should give you some insight towards learning if your water is safe, what water filter you should buy (if any), and how well your local water compares against other sources.

Sources


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Why Is My Water Data Not More Recent?


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