Public Water System: Merrimac Water Department

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA3180000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Mobile Home Park
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 6,605
Contact Information
MERRIMAC WATER DEPARTMENT
GARY D TUCK JR
4 SCHOOL ST 2ND FL
MERRIMAC, MA 01860

This public water system services 1 zip code in 1 municipality in 1 county.

We could not find test result data for Merrimac Water Department.
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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).

We couldn't find any records of contaminants exceeding the regulated limits in your water.

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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We couldn't find any records of contaminants in your water.

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
1432 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.00343mg/L
1370 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.003mg/L
1339 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.009mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-04-01 - 2014-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrite Known
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Pentachlorophenol Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzo(a)pyrene Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dalapon Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dinoseb Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Diquat Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endothall Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Glyphosate Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular OXAMYL Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Picloram Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Simazine Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,3,7,8-TCDD Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Atrazine Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor epoxide Returned to Compliance
2012-04-01 - 2012-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2008-03-01 - 2008-03-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) 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 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 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran 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 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 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 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM 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 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) 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 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO 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 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 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Atrazine 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
2004-10-01 - 2004-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2002-11-01 - 2002-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2001-10-01 - 2001-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Known
2000-10-01 - 2000-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Known
1999-09-01 - 1999-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1999-08-01 - 1999-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dalapon Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Diquat Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endothall Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Glyphosate Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular OXAMYL Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Simazine Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Picloram Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dinoseb Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb sulfoxide Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb sulfone Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Atrazine Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,3,7,8-TCDD Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor epoxide Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzo(a)pyrene Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Pentachlorophenol Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE Known
1998-04-01 - 1998-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Known
1996-11-01 - 1996-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1995-05-01 - 1995-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1994-08-01 - 1994-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1979-11-30 - 1979-12-29 Miscellaneous Notification, Public - Known
2015-06-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1997-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration Lead and Copper 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
1994-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Public Education Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Public Education Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance

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