Public Water System: Falmouth Water Dept

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA4096000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 77,500
Contact Information
FALMOUTH WATER DEPT
STEPHEN D. RAFFERTY STEPHEN D. RAFFERTY
416 GIFFORD ST
FALMOUTH, MA 02540

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
2014 2014-05-06 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-06 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 45
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 78
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 40
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 81
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 43
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 39
2013 2013-11-18 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-18 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 220
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 220
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 230
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 230
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 330
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-08-19 20 210 130

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0805 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-05-06 0.03 0 0.088
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.083
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.089
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.086
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.086
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0 0.032
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0 0.056
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.086
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.22
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.14
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.072
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.088
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 0.074
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 0.049 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-17 0.2 100 0.24
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 0.22
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 0.25
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 100 0.27
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
strontium 0.3 1500 27.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.3 1500 24
2014 2014-05-06 0.3 1500 24
2014 2014-03-17 0.3 1500 28
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 26
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 29
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 33
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 26
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 26
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 27
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 32
2013 2013-11-18 0.3 1500 29
2013 2013-11-18 0.3 1500 28
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 26
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 26
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 26
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 26
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 32
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-08-19 0.3 1500 28
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-06 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
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 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-06 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
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 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-08-19 1 40 < 1
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-19 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
2014 2014-05-06 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
vanadium 0.2 21 0.058 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.23
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 0.35
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 0.34
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-06-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-05-06 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-11-18 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-08-19 0.07 0.35 < 0.07

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
6695 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.021mg/L
6284 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.01mg/L
5915 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.008mg/L
5409 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 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
2014-11-01 - 2014-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2013-07-01 - 2013-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2010-06-01 - 2010-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2010-06-01 - 2010-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Notification, State Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - 2004-12-31 Lead and Copper Rule WQP Entry Point/Tap Treatment Technique Non-Compliance Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1997-09-01 - 1997-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Notification, Public Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1997-09-01 - 1997-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1997-08-01 - 1997-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Notification, Public Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1997-08-01 - 1997-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1995-04-01 - 1995-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1991-06-01 - 1991-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1996-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule OCCT/SOWT Treatment Installation/Demonstration Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-06-12 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance

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