Public Water System: Greensboro, City Of

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NC0241010
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 277,080
Contact Information
BORCHERS, MICHAEL
BORCHERS, MICHAEL
1041 BATTLEGROUND AVE
GREENSBORO, NC 27408

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   (0) 2014   (2) 2015   (0)
chlorate
PFOS

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
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 20 210 250
2014 2014-12-08 20 210 190
2014 2014-12-08 20 210 180
2014 2014-12-08 20 210 170
2014 2014-09-09 20 210 360
2014 2014-09-09 20 210 750
2014 2014-09-09 20 210 390
2014 2014-09-09 20 210 440
2014 2014-06-03 20 210 670
2014 2014-06-03 20 210 350
2014 2014-06-03 20 210 380
2014 2014-06-03 20 210 390
2014 2014-03-13 20 210 85
2014 2014-03-13 20 210 110
2014 2014-03-13 20 210 160
2014 2014-03-13 20 210 110

PFOS
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.04 0.07 0.09
2014 2014-12-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-09 0.04 0.07 0.064
2014 2014-09-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-06-03 0.04 0.07 0.044
2014 2014-06-03 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-12-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-12-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-03 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-12-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-03 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-12-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-06-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-06-03 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0188 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 40 < 1
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.225 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-11-05 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-09-09 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-03 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-03-13 0.2 100 0.3
strontium 0.3 1500 99.95 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.3 1500 128.4
2014 2014-12-08 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-12-08 0.3 1500 110.1
2014 2014-12-08 0.3 1500 113.1
2014 2014-11-05 0.3 1500 117.5
2014 2014-09-09 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-09-09 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-09-09 0.3 1500 100
2014 2014-06-03 0.3 1500 96.4
2014 2014-06-03 0.3 1500 85.3
2014 2014-06-03 0.3 1500 83.1
2014 2014-06-03 0.3 1500 85.4
2014 2014-03-13 0.3 1500 88.3
2014 2014-03-13 0.3 1500 86.5
2014 2014-03-13 0.3 1500 77.2
2014 2014-03-13 0.3 1500 77.9
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-03 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-13 1 70 < 1
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-12-08 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-16 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-07-25 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-06-03 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-13 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-13 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-12-08 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-16 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-07-25 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-06-03 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-13 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-13 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1119 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.07
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0 0.17
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0 0.05
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0 0.09
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0 0.14
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-12-08 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-16 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-07-25 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-06-03 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-13 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-13 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-12-08 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-16 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-07-25 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-06-03 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-13 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-13 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-12-08 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-16 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-07-25 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-06-03 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-13 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-13 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-12-08 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-16 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-07-25 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-06-03 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-13 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-13 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-12-08 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-16 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-07-25 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-06-03 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-13 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-13 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-03 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-03 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 0.0043 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.034
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-03 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-03 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-03 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-03 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-03 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-13 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-03 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-03 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-13 0.02 0 < 0.02

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
NC37927 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.002mg/L
NC29721 lead 2012-01-01 2012-06-30 0mg/L
NC29262 lead 2011-07-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
NC21213 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 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
2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Pentachlorophenol Returned to Compliance
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Combined Radium (-226 and -228) Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Known
1980-10-01 - 1981-09-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Beta Particle Activity Known
2002-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2017-05-01 - N/A Revised Total Coliform Rule Report Sample Result/Fail Monitor (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Returned to Compliance

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