Public Water System: Andover

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: MN1020034
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 19,918
Contact Information
Andover City Council
Mr. James Dickinson, Administrator
Andover City Hall
1685 Crosstown Boulevard NW
Andover, MN 55304-2612

This public water system services 2 zip codes 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   (0) 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
2013 2013-08-28 20 210 263
2013 2013-08-28 20 210 260
2013 2013-02-26 20 210 85.6
2013 2013-02-26 20 210 234

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
2013 2013-08-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
molybdenum 1 40 1.45 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 1 40 1.4
2013 2013-08-28 1 40 1.4
2013 2013-02-26 1 40 1.5
2013 2013-02-26 1 40 1.5
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-28 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-02-26 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-02-26 1 70 < 1
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
strontium 0.3 1500 141 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.3 1500 131
2013 2013-08-28 0.3 1500 127
2013 2013-02-26 0.3 1500 154
2013 2013-02-26 0.3 1500 152
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-02-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-03-26 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-02-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
chromium 0.2 100 0.135 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.2 100 0.26
2013 2013-08-28 0.2 100 0.28
2013 2013-02-26 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-02-26 0.2 100 < 0.2
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-02-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-02-26 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-03-26 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-26 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-03-26 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-03-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-03-26 0.09 0 < 0.09
chromium-6 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-08-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-02-26 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
1106708 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.001mg/L
925202 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.001mg/L
686988 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
2006-07-17 - 2008-02-28 Radionuclides Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Returned to Compliance
2006-07-17 - 2008-02-28 Radionuclides Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Combined Radium (-226 and -228) Returned to Compliance
1992-11-01 - 1992-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1988-10-01 - 1992-09-30 Radionuclides Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Combined Radium (-226 and -228) Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


Water data isn't always easy to interpret, but by following the links on this page you should be able to have most of your questions answered. By clicking the name of a water contaminant or secondary substance you can learn about that specific substance. Ultimately this page should give you some insight towards learning if your water is safe, what water filter you should buy (if any), and how well your local water compares against other sources.

Sources


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Why Is My Water Data Not More Recent?


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