Public Water System: Apex, Town Of

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NC0392045
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 50,394
Contact Information
CORNELL, JIMMY
CORNELL, JIMMY
PO BOX 250
APEX, NC 27502

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

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.07 0.35 2.1
2015 2015-08-27 0.07 0.35 0.26
2015 2015-05-20 0.07 0.35 0.46
2015 2015-02-13 0.07 0.35 0.23

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-13 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-08-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-13 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-08-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-13 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-13 0.02 0 < 0.02
chlorate 20 210 112.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 20 210 110
2015 2015-11-23 20 210 78
2015 2015-09-02 20 210 130
2015 2015-08-27 20 210 140
2015 2015-05-20 20 210 120
2015 2015-05-20 20 210 94
2015 2015-02-13 20 210 110
2015 2015-02-13 20 210 120
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-27 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-13 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-08-27 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-13 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-02 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-11-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-09-02 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-08-27 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-20 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-05-20 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-13 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-13 1 40 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-02 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-02 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-13 0.2 100 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-02 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-09-02 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-27 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-20 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-20 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-13 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-13 1 70 < 1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-08-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-13 0.06 90 < 0.06
vanadium 0.2 21 0.05 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-02 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-02 0.2 21 0.2
2015 2015-08-27 0.2 21 0.2
2015 2015-05-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-13 0.2 21 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-13 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-08-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-13 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-13 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
strontium 0.3 1500 64 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-02 0.3 1500 58
2015 2015-11-23 0.3 1500 60
2015 2015-09-02 0.3 1500 78
2015 2015-08-27 0.3 1500 67
2015 2015-05-20 0.3 1500 67
2015 2015-05-20 0.3 1500 70
2015 2015-02-13 0.3 1500 57
2015 2015-02-13 0.3 1500 55
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-13 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0088 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-09-02 0.03 0 0.03
2015 2015-08-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-20 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-02-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-13 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-08-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-13 0.01 0 < 0.01

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
NC40831 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
NC32791 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.001mg/L
NC24381 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
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
1999-09-01 - 1999-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-09-19 - 1991-10-18 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-09-19 - 1991-10-18 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1987-05-29 - 1988-05-28 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1981-06-25 - 1983-09-24 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
2004-09-21 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation without NPDWR Violation Public Notice 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


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