Public Water System: New Design - Frederick County

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MD0100030
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 46,769
Contact Information
SNYDER-KOLOVICH, TERRI
SNYDER-KOLOVICH, TERRI
FREDERICK COUNTY DUSWM
4520 METROPOLITAN COURT
FREDERICK, MD 21702

This public water system services 6 zip codes 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   (1) 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 2014-11-07 20 210 97.5
2014 2014-11-07 20 210 111
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 377
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 400
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 85
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 41.7
2014 2014-05-08 20 210 46.8
2014 2014-05-08 20 210 21.7
2014 2014-02-05 20 210 467
2014 2014-02-05 20 210 280
2014 2014-02-05 20 210 87.8
2014 2014-02-05 20 210 283

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 40 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.2014 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-11-07 0.03 0 0.062
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 0.25
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 0.26
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 0.37
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 0.38
2014 2014-05-08 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-05-08 0.03 0 0.06
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0 0.4
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0 0.23
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0 0.075
chromium 0.2 100 0.44 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.2 100 0.46
2014 2014-11-07 0.2 100 0.28
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.48
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.49
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.6
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.61
2014 2014-05-08 0.2 100 0.41
2014 2014-05-08 0.2 100 0.33
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 100 0.35
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 100 0.62
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 100 0.34
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 100 0.31
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
strontium 0.3 1500 192.9667 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.3 1500 310
2014 2014-11-07 0.3 1500 300
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 80.5
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 79.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 321
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 240
2014 2014-05-08 0.3 1500 202
2014 2014-05-08 0.3 1500 141
2014 2014-02-05 0.3 1500 85.9
2014 2014-02-05 0.3 1500 139
2014 2014-02-05 0.3 1500 221
2014 2014-02-05 0.3 1500 196
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-05 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 2014-11-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-05 1 70 < 1
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-07 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-05 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
MD26306 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
MD27877 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
MD30644 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 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
2011-09-01 - 2011-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2009-07-01 - 2009-09-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Returned to Compliance
2013-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Open

What My Water Data Means


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