Public Water System: Cary, Town Of

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NC0392020
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 185,276
Contact Information
JONES, ALEX
JONES, ALEX
1400 WIMBERLY RD.
APEX, NC 27523

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   (0) 2015   (1)
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
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.07 0.35 0.77
2015 2015-08-10 0.07 0.35 0.33
2015 2015-05-06 0.07 0.35 0.41
2015 2015-02-04 0.07 0.35 0.16

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-08-10 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-05-06 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2015 2015-02-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-08 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-04 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-06 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-06 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-04 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-04 1 70 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 61.25 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-08 0.3 1500 56
2015 2015-11-04 0.3 1500 68
2015 2015-08-10 0.3 1500 66
2015 2015-08-10 0.3 1500 68
2015 2015-05-06 0.3 1500 61
2015 2015-05-06 0.3 1500 59
2015 2015-02-04 0.3 1500 57
2015 2015-02-04 0.3 1500 55
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-08-10 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-05-06 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2015 2015-02-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-08-10 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-05-06 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-02-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-08-10 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-05-06 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-02-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-08-10 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-05-06 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2015 2015-02-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-08-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-06 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-08-10 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-05-06 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2015 2015-02-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-06 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
chlorate 20 210 108.875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 20 210 89
2015 2015-11-04 20 210 120
2015 2015-08-10 20 210 92
2015 2015-08-10 20 210 110
2015 2015-05-06 20 210 110
2015 2015-05-06 20 210 120
2015 2015-02-04 20 210 100
2015 2015-02-04 20 210 130
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-06 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-08-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-06 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-08-10 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-05-06 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2015 2015-02-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-06 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.015 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-11-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-10 0.03 0 0.05
2015 2015-08-10 0.03 0 0.03
2015 2015-05-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-08-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-06 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 0.0025 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.01 0 0.01
2015 2015-08-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-06 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-04 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-10 0.2 21 0.2
2015 2015-08-10 0.2 21 0.3
2015 2015-05-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-04 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-04 0.2 21 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-08 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-11-04 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-10 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-10 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-06 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-06 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-04 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-04 1 40 < 1
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-08-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-06 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-06 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-08-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-06 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-06 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-06 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-04 0.2 2.69 < 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
NC38981 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
NC30855 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.00317mg/L
NC21466 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.00355mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-12-01 - 2014-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chloramine Returned to Compliance
2014-11-01 - 2014-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-09-01 - 2014-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chloramine Returned to Compliance
2006-08-01 - 2006-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Asbestos Returned to Compliance
1993-08-01 - 1993-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1993-08-01 - 1993-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2006-08-19 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2001-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1999-10-19 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule 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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