Pontiac Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MI0005440
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 59,515
Contact Information
SIMS, CONNIE
SIMS, CONNIE
ONE PUBLIC WORKS DRIVE
WATERFORD, MI 48328
[email protected]

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   (0) 2015   (0) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (1)
total microcystin

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).

total microcystin

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2018 2018-06-12 0.3 0.00 < 0.3

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
chlorate 20 210 < 20 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 20 210 < 20
2015 2015-06-09 20 210 < 20
2015 2015-03-11 20 210 < 20
2015 2015-03-11 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-12-10 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-12-10 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-09-15 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-09-15 20 210 < 20
chromium 0.2 100 0.075 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 100 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 100 0.2
2015 2015-03-30 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-10 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-12-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1263 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 0.17
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 0.18
2015 2015-03-11 0.03 0 0.11
2015 2015-03-11 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-12-10 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-12-10 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 0.1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-30 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-10 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-10 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-30 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-10 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-10 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 94.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.3 1500 94
2015 2015-06-09 0.3 1500 92
2015 2015-03-30 0.3 1500 88
2015 2015-03-11 0.3 1500 95
2014 2014-12-10 0.3 1500 97
2014 2014-12-10 0.3 1500 97
2014 2014-09-15 0.3 1500 96
2014 2014-09-15 0.3 1500 96
vanadium 0.2 21 0.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 21 0.4
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 21 0.4
2015 2015-03-30 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-11 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-10 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-12-10 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 21 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 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
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 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 2015-06-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-12-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-15 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
2015 2015-06-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-03-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-12-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-12-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-12-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-12-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-15 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
MI224978 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.00213mg/L
MI168817 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
MI117287 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
MI68001 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2007-10-01 - 2008-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2008-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2008-01-01 - 2008-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2008-01-01 - 2008-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-03-31 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Returned to Compliance
2003-08-01 - 2003-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2003-08-01 - 2003-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2009-01-02 - N/A Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

Local Water Testing


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Lab Location Zip Code
Xperiential Laboratories Novi, MI 48377
Quantum Laboratories, Inc. Wixom, MI 48393
Microbiological Associates Farmington Hills, MI 48331

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