Public Water System: Brunswick / Topsham Water Dist

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: ME0090260
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 17,295
Contact Information
FRASIER, ALAN J
FRASIER, ALAN J
PO BOX 489
TOPSHAM, ME 04086

This public water system services 1 zip code in 2 municipalities 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   (0) 2015   (1)
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
2015 2015-08-04 20 210 280
2015 2015-08-04 20 210 160
2015 2015-08-04 20 210 69
2015 2015-08-04 20 210 160
2015 2015-02-11 20 210 200
2015 2015-02-11 20 210 340
2015 2015-02-11 20 210 200
2015 2015-02-11 20 210 92

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.15 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 0.07
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 0.48
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-02 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-02-23 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0 0.51
vanadium 0.2 21 0.1286 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 21 0.5
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 21 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 21 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.0857 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 100 0.6
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 55.7143 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.3 1500 58
2015 2015-08-04 0.3 1500 46
2015 2015-08-04 0.3 1500 60
2015 2015-08-04 0.3 1500 58
2015 2015-02-11 0.3 1500 70
2015 2015-02-11 0.3 1500 58
2015 2015-02-11 0.3 1500 40
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-04 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-04 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-04 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-11 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-11 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-11 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-04 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-04 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-04 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-11 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-11 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-11 1 40 < 1
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-08-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-08-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-08-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-08-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-08-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-08-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 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
2015 2015-08-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-08-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-08-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-08-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-08-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-08-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-08-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-08-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-08-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-08-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-11 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. 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
ME28169 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
ME23934 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.001mg/L
ME24827 lead 2012-01-01 2012-06-30 0.001mg/L
ME19268 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.001mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dinoseb Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Pentachlorophenol Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular OXAMYL Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb sulfoxide Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb sulfone Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Aldicarb Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Simazine Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Atrazine Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor epoxide Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Dalapon Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Picloram Returned to Compliance
2007-08-01 - 2007-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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