Public Water System: Gloucester Dpw Water Dept.

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA3107000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 37,226
Contact Information
GLOUCESTER DPW WATER DEPT.
LAWRENCE A DURKIN
50 ESSEX AVENUE
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930

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
2016 2016-06-28 20 210 154.746
2016 2016-06-28 20 210 146.011
2016 2016-04-19 20 210 160.003
2016 2016-04-19 20 210 158.994
2016 2016-01-26 20 210 163.725
2016 2016-01-26 20 210 154.327
2015 2015-11-18 20 210 235.591
2015 2015-11-18 20 210 117.529
2015 2015-10-13 20 210 1640.48
2015 2015-10-13 20 210 1525.1
2015 2015-10-13 20 210 283.956
2015 2015-10-13 20 210 290.416
2015 2015-07-21 20 210 251.531
2015 2015-07-21 20 210 223.343

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2016 2016-04-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2016 2016-01-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2016 2016-04-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2016 2016-01-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-11-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-10-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-10-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-07-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2016 2016-04-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2016 2016-01-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-11-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-10-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-10-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-07-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2016 2016-04-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2016 2016-01-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2016 2016-04-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2016 2016-01-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2016 2016-04-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2016 2016-01-26 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-11-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-10-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-10-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2016 2016-04-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2016 2016-01-26 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-11-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-10-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-10-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-07-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2016 2016-04-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2016 2016-01-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-11-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-10-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-10-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-07-21 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
2016 2016-06-28 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2016 2016-04-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2016 2016-01-26 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-11-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-10-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-10-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-07-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0385 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.03 0 0.042
2016 2016-06-28 0.03 0 0.033
2016 2016-04-19 0.03 0 0.039
2016 2016-04-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2016 2016-01-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2016 2016-01-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-18 0.03 0 0.047
2015 2015-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0 0.057
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0 0.071
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0 0.125
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0 0.093
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0 0.032
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2016 2016-04-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2016 2016-01-26 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-11-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-10-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-10-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-07-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2016 2016-04-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2016 2016-01-26 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-11-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-10-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-10-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-07-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
strontium 0.3 1500 22.6725 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.3 1500 19.01
2016 2016-06-28 0.3 1500 14.592
2016 2016-04-19 0.3 1500 27.915
2016 2016-04-19 0.3 1500 29.78
2016 2016-01-26 0.3 1500 22.389
2016 2016-01-26 0.3 1500 19.943
2015 2015-11-18 0.3 1500 19.505
2015 2015-11-18 0.3 1500 28.107
2015 2015-10-13 0.3 1500 33.812
2015 2015-10-13 0.3 1500 34.097
2015 2015-10-13 0.3 1500 18.611
2015 2015-10-13 0.3 1500 16.403
2015 2015-07-21 0.3 1500 15.959
2015 2015-07-21 0.3 1500 17.292
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2016 2016-04-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2016 2016-01-26 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-11-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-10-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-10-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-07-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2016 2016-04-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2016 2016-01-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2016 2016-06-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2016 2016-04-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2016 2016-04-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2016 2016-01-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2016 2016-01-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 21 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 1 40 < 1
2016 2016-06-28 1 40 < 1
2016 2016-04-19 1 40 < 1
2016 2016-04-19 1 40 < 1
2016 2016-01-26 1 40 < 1
2016 2016-01-26 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-11-18 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-11-18 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 40 < 1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 1 70 < 1
2016 2016-06-28 1 70 < 1
2016 2016-04-19 1 70 < 1
2016 2016-04-19 1 70 < 1
2016 2016-01-26 1 70 < 1
2016 2016-01-26 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-10-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-07-21 1 70 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.0247 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2016 2016-06-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2016 2016-04-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2016 2016-04-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2016 2016-01-26 0.2 100 < 0.2
2016 2016-01-26 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-10-13 0.2 100 0.346
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-07-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2016 2016-06-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2016 2016-04-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2016 2016-01-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-10-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-07-21 0.03 0 < 0.03

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
1593 lead 2017-01-01 2019-12-31 0.0033mg/L
1464 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.011mg/L
1254 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0014mg/L
1086 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 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
2009-09-01 - 2009-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2009-08-01 - 2009-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2009-02-01 - 2009-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) 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
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene 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 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Atrazine Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor epoxide Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Pentachlorophenol Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzo(a)pyrene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dalapon Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dinoseb Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Diquat Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endothall Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Glyphosate Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular OXAMYL Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Picloram Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Simazine Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,3,7,8-TCDD Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Antimony, Total Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Beryllium, Total Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Nickel Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Thallium, Total Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CYANIDE Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury 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 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene 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
2000-01-01 - 2000-12-31 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
1998-10-01 - 1998-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1997-06-01 - 1997-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
2013-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 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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