Public Water System: Billerica Water Works

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA3031000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 40,243
Contact Information
BILLERICA WATER WORKS
JOHN MCGOVERN
270 TREBLE COVE RD
BILLERICA, MA 01862

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   (1) 2014   (0) 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
2013 2013-11-18 20 210 460
2013 2013-11-18 20 210 480
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 470
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 520
2013 2013-05-21 20 210 370
2013 2013-05-21 20 210 400
2013 2013-02-20 20 210 370
2013 2013-02-20 20 210 340

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-20 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
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1725 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0 0.38
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0 0.51
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.11
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.13
2013 2013-05-21 0.03 0 0.11
2013 2013-05-21 0.03 0 0.1
2013 2013-02-20 0.03 0 0.04
2013 2013-02-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-05-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-02-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-05-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-02-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-05-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-02-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-02-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-02-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-18 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-02-20 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-02-20 1 70 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.1125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 100 0.5
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 100 0.4
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-08-19 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-05-21 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-02-20 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-08-19 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-05-21 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-02-20 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-05-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-02-20 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-05-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-02-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-05-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-02-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-08-19 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-05-21 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-02-20 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-05-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-02-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
vanadium 0.2 21 0.525 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 21 0.5
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 1
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 0.9
2013 2013-05-21 0.2 21 0.6
2013 2013-05-21 0.2 21 0.7
2013 2013-02-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-08-19 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-05-21 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-02-20 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-18 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-05-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-05-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-02-20 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-02-20 1 40 < 1
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-08-19 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-05-21 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-02-20 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-08-19 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-05-21 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-02-20 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
strontium 0.3 1500 117.5 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.3 1500 140
2013 2013-11-18 0.3 1500 140
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 110
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 110
2013 2013-05-21 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-05-21 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-02-20 0.3 1500 100
2013 2013-02-20 0.3 1500 100
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-11-18 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-08-19 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-05-21 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-02-20 0.0001 0 < 0.0001

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
2987 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.002mg/L
2761 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0017mg/L
2489 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
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Radium-228 Returned to Compliance
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrite Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Known
1998-01-01 - 1998-12-31 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
1997-10-01 - 1998-09-30 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
1995-10-01 - 1995-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1995-07-01 - 1995-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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