Public Water System: Bedford Water Dept.

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA3023000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Industrial/Agricultural
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 14,020
Contact Information
BEDFORD WATER DEPT DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS
PETER W CHURCHILL
314 GREAT RD
131 SHAWSHEEN ROAD
BEDFORD, MA 01730

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   (0) 2015   (1)
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 2015-10-26 20 210 257
2015 2015-10-26 20 210 74.2
2015 2015-07-21 20 210 177
2015 2015-07-21 20 210 176
2015 2015-04-23 20 210 71.6
2015 2015-04-23 20 210 73.2
2015 2015-01-29 20 210 128
2015 2015-01-29 20 210 118
2015 2015-01-29 20 210 41.5

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.2722 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.2 100 0.28
2015 2015-10-26 0.2 100 0.22
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 100 0.28
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 100 0.27
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 100 0.3
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 100 0.29
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 100 0.25
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 100 0.27
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 100 0.29
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-04-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-29 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-29 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-07-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-04-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-07-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-04-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 51.1222 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.3 1500 37.2
2015 2015-10-26 0.3 1500 37.4
2015 2015-07-21 0.3 1500 37.3
2015 2015-07-21 0.3 1500 38
2015 2015-04-23 0.3 1500 67
2015 2015-04-23 0.3 1500 37
2015 2015-01-29 0.3 1500 34.6
2015 2015-01-29 0.3 1500 136
2015 2015-01-29 0.3 1500 35.6
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-07-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-04-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-29 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-29 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-26 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-29 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-29 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-29 1 40 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0043 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0 0.039
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-07-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-04-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-01-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-01-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-07-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-04-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-01-29 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-01-29 0.06 90 < 0.06
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-26 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-04-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-29 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-29 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-29 1 70 < 1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-07-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-04-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-01-29 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-01-29 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-04-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-04-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-10-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-07-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-04-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-01-29 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-01-29 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1

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
4705 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.0026mg/L
4586 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.002mg/L
4494 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.002mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-07-01 - 2017-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
2015-08-01 - 2015-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2014-09-01 - 2014-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2014-08-01 - 2014-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2014-07-01 - 2014-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2013-09-01 - 2013-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2013-08-01 - 2013-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2013-07-01 - 2013-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2012-10-01 - 2012-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2012-10-01 - 2012-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Notification, State Coliform (TCR) Known
2012-09-01 - 2012-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2012-08-01 - 2012-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2012-07-01 - 2012-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2012-06-01 - 2012-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - 2010-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2010-08-01 - 2010-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2008-06-01 - 2008-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2008-05-01 - 2008-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2006-12-01 - 2006-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1999-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance

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