Public Water System: Sanford, City Of

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NC0353010
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 41,869
Contact Information
CHRISTIANSEN, SCOTT
CHRISTIANSEN, SCOTT
7441 POPLAR SPRINGS CHURCH RD
SANFORD, NC 27330

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   (2) 2014   (1) 2015   (0)
1,4-dioxane
chlorate
1,4-dioxane

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).

1,4-dioxane
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.07 0.35 4
2013 2013-12-19 0.07 0.35 13.3
2013 2013-09-12 0.07 0.35 4.2
2013 2013-06-25 0.07 0.35 1.8

chlorate
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 20 210 74
2014 2014-03-20 20 210 32
2013 2013-12-19 20 210 142
2013 2013-12-19 20 210 137
2013 2013-09-12 20 210 214
2013 2013-09-12 20 210 193
2013 2013-06-25 20 210 160
2013 2013-06-25 20 210 161

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-06-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-12-19 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-09-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-06-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-19 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
vanadium 0.2 21 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-19 0.2 21 0.21
2013 2013-12-19 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-12 0.2 21 0.34
2013 2013-09-12 0.2 21 0.48
2013 2013-06-25 0.2 21 0.23
2013 2013-06-25 0.2 21 0.34
strontium 0.3 1500 65.4875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.3 1500 47.7
2014 2014-03-20 0.3 1500 46.7
2013 2013-12-19 0.3 1500 76.2
2013 2013-12-19 0.3 1500 68.1
2013 2013-09-12 0.3 1500 70.6
2013 2013-09-12 0.3 1500 73.6
2013 2013-06-25 0.3 1500 75.7
2013 2013-06-25 0.3 1500 65.3
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-19 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-25 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-12-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-09-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-06-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-20 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-19 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-12 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-09-12 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-06-25 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-06-25 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0493 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.03 0 0.053
2014 2014-03-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-19 0.03 0 0.073
2013 2013-12-19 0.03 0 0.055
2013 2013-09-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-12 0.03 0 0.068
2013 2013-06-25 0.03 0 0.11
2013 2013-06-25 0.03 0 0.035
molybdenum 1 40 0.2875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-20 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-19 1 40 1.2
2013 2013-12-19 1 40 1.1
2013 2013-09-12 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-09-12 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-06-25 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-06-25 1 40 < 1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-12-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-09-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-06-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-12-19 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-09-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-06-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-12-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-09-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-06-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 0.0073 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-12-19 0.01 0 0.029
2013 2013-09-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-06-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-09-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-06-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-19 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-09-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-06-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-19 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-09-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-06-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.1283 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-03-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-12 0.2 100 0.26
2013 2013-12-12 0.2 100 0.29
2013 2013-06-25 0.2 100 0.22
2013 2013-06-25 0.2 100 < 0.2

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
NC41341 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
NC34736 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
NC25042 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzo(a)pyrene Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chlordane Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbofuran Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Heptachlor epoxide Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular OXAMYL Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - 2010-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-10-01 - 2010-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - 2010-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - 2010-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2010-04-01 - 2010-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-04-01 - 2010-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - 2004-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2004-09-08 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation without NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2011-07-14 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2003-02-13 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation without NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance

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