Public Water System: Elmwood Park Water Dept

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NJ0211001
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 02
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 20,374
Contact Information
KARCZ, SCOTT
KARCZ, SCOTT
182 MARKET ST
ELMWOOD PARK BORO, NJ 07407

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   (1) 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
2015 2015-03-23 20 210 87.1
2015 2015-03-23 20 210 167
2014 2014-12-23 20 210 134
2014 2014-12-23 20 210 138
2014 2014-09-24 20 210 395
2014 2014-09-24 20 210 397
2014 2014-06-25 20 210 182
2014 2014-06-25 20 210 194

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-25 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-25 1 40 < 1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-25 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-25 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0626 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0 0.04
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0 0.059
2014 2014-12-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-23 0.03 0 0.045
2014 2014-09-24 0.03 0 0.07
2014 2014-09-24 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-06-25 0.03 0 0.057
2014 2014-06-25 0.03 0 0.11
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-01-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-24 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-06-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-24 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-25 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
strontium 0.3 1500 115.775 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.3 1500 96.2
2015 2015-03-23 0.3 1500 101
2014 2014-12-23 0.3 1500 102
2014 2014-12-23 0.3 1500 104
2014 2014-10-22 0.3 1500 119
2014 2014-10-22 0.3 1500 139
2014 2014-06-25 0.3 1500 131
2014 2014-06-25 0.3 1500 134
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0525 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-22 0.2 21 0.22
2014 2014-06-25 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-25 0.2 21 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-01-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-24 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-06-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-24 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.035 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-12-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-24 0.07 0.35 0.14
2014 2014-06-25 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-24 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-25 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-24 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.3275 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 100 0.29
2015 2015-03-23 0.2 100 0.31
2014 2014-12-23 0.2 100 0.33
2014 2014-12-23 0.2 100 0.33
2014 2014-10-22 0.2 100 0.27
2014 2014-10-22 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-06-25 0.2 100 0.33
2014 2014-06-25 0.2 100 0.36
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-01-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-24 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-06-25 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-25 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-12-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-06-25 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-24 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-25 0.03 0.0004 < 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
NJ138718 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.00263mg/L
NJ134227 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.00356mg/L
NJ128317 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.002mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-07-01 - 2017-07-31 Revised Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Known
2017-01-01 - 2017-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-10-01 - 2016-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2016-09-01 - 2016-09-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-09-01 - 2014-09-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
2014-02-01 - 2014-02-28 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2013-04-01 - 2013-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2012-10-01 - 2012-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2008-10-01 - 2008-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2008-10-01 - 2008-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2007-06-01 - 2007-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2006-10-01 - 2006-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - 2006-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2002-08-01 - 2002-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1999-10-19 - 2000-07-01 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1999-01-01 - 1999-06-30 Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Parameter M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1998-05-01 - 1998-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1996-08-01 - 1996-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-11-01 - 1991-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1988-06-01 - 1989-05-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1981-06-24 - 1984-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Known
1981-06-24 - 1984-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Known
1981-06-24 - 1984-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Known
1981-06-24 - 1984-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known
1981-06-24 - 1984-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Known
1981-06-24 - 1984-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1982-06-25 - 1983-06-24 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1979-06-24 - 1980-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
2013-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2017-07-11 - N/A Revised Total Coliform Rule Report Sample Result/Fail Monitor (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Open
2016-01-01 - N/A Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt TTHM Returned to Compliance
1997-10-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2011-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1994-07-02 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance

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