Public Water System: City Of Westminster

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MD0060015
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 35,256
Contact Information
GROSSNICKLE, BRET
GROSSNICKLE, BRET
MAYOR & COUNCIL
56 W. MAIN STREET, SUITE 1
WESTMINSTER, MD 21157-4845

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   (1) 2015   (0)
chlorate 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
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-08-07 20 210 380
2014 2014-08-07 20 210 500
2014 2014-08-07 20 210 550
2014 2014-05-13 20 210 680
2014 2014-05-13 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-13 20 210 520
2014 2014-05-13 20 210 540
2014 2014-05-13 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-13 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 250
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 600
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 300
2013 2013-11-14 20 210 290
2013 2013-11-14 20 210 620
2013 2013-11-14 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-11-14 20 210 440
2013 2013-11-14 20 210 300
2013 2013-11-14 20 210 < 20

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
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chromium-6 0.03 0 1.1255 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0 2.3
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0 0.93
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0 0.26
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0 0.19
2014 2014-06-16 0.03 0 3.2
2014 2014-06-16 0.03 0 0.24
2014 2014-06-16 0.03 0 3.6
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0 0.25
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0 0.54
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0 0.31
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 2.1
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.56
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.27
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.22
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 0.81
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 0.28
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 0.25
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 2.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 3.8
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
chromium 0.2 100 1.065 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 100 2.4
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 100 1
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 100 0.28
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 100 0.25
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 100 0.36
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 100 0.58
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 100 0.61
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 100 0.34
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 100 2.3
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 100 3.7
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 1.9
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 0.49
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 0.24
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 100 0.62
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 100 0.26
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 100 0.21
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 100 0.26
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 100 2.1
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 100 3.4
vanadium 0.2 21 0.297 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 21 0.45
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 21 0.32
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 21 0.26
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 21 0.25
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 21 0.29
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 21 0.4
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 21 1
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.33
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 2013-11-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 21 0.46
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 21 0.34
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 21 0.36
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 21 0.98
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 40 < 1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-14 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 2014-08-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-11-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-11-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
strontium 0.3 1500 101.7 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-08-07 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-08-07 0.3 1500 88
2014 2014-08-07 0.3 1500 77
2014 2014-05-13 0.3 1500 85
2014 2014-05-13 0.3 1500 84
2014 2014-05-13 0.3 1500 170
2014 2014-05-13 0.3 1500 76
2014 2014-05-13 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-05-13 0.3 1500 190
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 88
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 70
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 65
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 69
2013 2013-11-14 0.3 1500 76
2013 2013-11-14 0.3 1500 78
2013 2013-11-14 0.3 1500 160
2013 2013-11-14 0.3 1500 62
2013 2013-11-14 0.3 1500 96
2013 2013-11-14 0.3 1500 170
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-14 1 70 < 1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-13 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 2013-11-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1

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
MD82518 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.0041mg/L
MD27641 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.004mg/L
MD30426 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.004mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-07-01 - 2017-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2009-01-01 - 2009-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Returned to Compliance
2009-04-01 - 2009-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2009-01-01 - 2009-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2008-08-01 - 2008-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2007-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2007-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - 2006-07-31 Nitrates Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2005-11-01 - 2005-11-30 Nitrates Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-10-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Nitrates Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1996-10-01 - 2000-02-18 Surface Water Treatment Rule Failure to Filter (SWTR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1998-02-01 - 1998-03-01 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1995-10-25 - 1996-10-24 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE Returned to Compliance
1993-04-01 - 1993-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Lead Consumer Notice Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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Sources


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