Public Water System: Benton Harbor

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MI0000600
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 9,970
Contact Information
WATSON, DARWIN
WATSON, DARWIN
200 WALL STREET
BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022

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
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-25 20 210 1500
2014 2014-09-25 20 210 1400
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 110
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 120
2014 2014-01-30 20 210 70
2014 2014-01-30 20 210 64
2013 2013-10-23 20 210 630
2013 2013-10-23 20 210 420

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.15 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-07-31 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-30 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-01-30 0.2 100 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 100 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-30 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-30 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-30 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
vanadium 0.2 21 0.125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-31 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-30 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-01-30 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 0.9125 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-07-31 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 1.2
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-01-30 1 40 1.4
2014 2014-01-30 1 40 1.2
2013 2013-10-23 1 40 1.1
2013 2013-10-23 1 40 < 1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-31 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-30 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-30 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-23 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-23 1 70 < 1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-30 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-30 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-30 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-30 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-30 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-30 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-30 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-30 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-30 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-30 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
strontium 0.3 1500 118.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-07-31 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-01-30 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-01-30 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-10-23 0.3 1500 120
2013 2013-10-23 0.3 1500 120
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1863 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-09-25 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.18
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-01-30 0.03 0 0.23
2014 2014-01-30 0.03 0 0.19
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0 0.26
2013 2013-10-23 0.03 0 0.11
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-31 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-30 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-23 0.09 0 < 0.09

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
MI190815 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.012mg/L
MI137506 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.005mg/L
MI117969 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0.011mg/L
MI71745 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0047mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-08-01 - 2014-08-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-08-01 - 2014-08-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2011-09-01 - 2011-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2011-06-01 - 2011-06-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-07-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-07-31 Miscellaneous Operations Report - Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-07-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2011-10-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2001-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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