New Bedford Dept. Of Pub. Infrastructure Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MA4201000
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 95,072
Contact Information
NEW BEDFORD DEPT. OF PUB. INFRASTRUCTURE
EUZEBIO ARRUDA
1105 SHAWMUT AVE
NEW BEDFORD, MA 02746
zeb.arruda@newbedford-ma.gov

This public water system services 1 municipality in 1 county.

Summary Results


A summary view of tests in which a water contaminant found to exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the EPA.

Maximum Contaminant Levels Exceeded (by year):

2013   (0) 2014   (1) 2015   (0) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (0)
chlorate

Contaminant Detailed Results


This a view of violations of maximum contaminant levels. Use the expanded view see result data for a drinking water contaminant, the minimum level that can be recognized in a test (MRL), and upper limit that is considered healthy (HRL).

chlorate

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 20 210 170
2014 2014-12-03 20 210 110
2014 2014-09-25 20 210 220
2014 2014-09-24 20 210 280
2014 2014-06-16 20 210 150
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 90
2014 2014-03-05 20 210 120
2014 2014-03-05 20 210 47

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and found to be within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Avg Result
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0341 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.03 0 0.049
2014 2014-12-03 0.03 0 0.049
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-24 0.03 0 0.035
2014 2014-06-16 0.03 0 0.057
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-05 0.03 0 0.043
2014 2014-03-05 0.03 0 0.04
chromium 0.2 100 0.2175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.2 100 0.34
2014 2014-12-03 0.2 100 0.42
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 100 0.24
2014 2014-09-24 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-18 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-03-18 0.2 100 0.28
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-25 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-24 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-18 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-25 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-24 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-18 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-18 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 28.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.3 1500 29
2014 2014-12-03 0.3 1500 26
2014 2014-09-25 0.3 1500 29
2014 2014-09-24 0.3 1500 31
2014 2014-06-04 0.3 1500 30
2014 2014-06-04 0.3 1500 27
2014 2014-03-18 0.3 1500 29
2014 2014-03-18 0.3 1500 26
vanadium 0.2 21 0.2638 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.2 21 0.23
2014 2014-12-03 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 21 0.33
2014 2014-09-24 0.2 21 0.35
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 21 0.29
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 21 0.33
2014 2014-03-18 0.2 21 0.28
2014 2014-03-18 0.2 21 0.3
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-05 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
2014 2014-12-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-25 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-06-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-03 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-06-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04

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 level. Lead and copper can be — and often are — deposited in drinking water in between the water facility and your tap.

Sample ID Contaminant Sampling Start Date Sampling End Date Result
1837 lead 2019-01-01 2019-12-31 0.007mg/L
1766 lead 2018-01-01 2018-12-31 0.009mg/L
1660 lead 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 0.004mg/L
1537 lead 2016-01-01 2016-06-30 0.007mg/L
1514 lead 2015-07-01 2015-12-31 0.004mg/L
1476 lead 2015-01-01 2015-06-30 0.031mg/L
1392 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.02mg/L
994 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.014mg/L
828 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.012mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

Local Water Testing


Find a lab in your area so you can get your tap or well water tested. This list contains both governmental and private labs, all of which are EPA-certified for drinking water testing.

Lab Location Zip Code
QUITTACAS WTP LAB FREETOWN, MA 02717
NEW BEDFORD HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAB NEW BEDFORD, MA 02744
ATTLEBORO WATER TREATMENT FACILITY ATTLEBORO, MA 02703

Water Service Information


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