Public Water System: Garfield Water Department

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NJ0221001
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 02
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 30,487
Contact Information
DUCH, THOMAS
DUCH, THOMAS
111 OUTWATER LANE
GARFIELD CITY, NJ 07026

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   (1) 2014   (3) 2015   (0)
1,4-dioxane chlorate
1,4-dioxane
vanadium

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 2014-07-16 20 210 290
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 290
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 190
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 190
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 64
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 25
2014 2014-01-28 20 210 190
2014 2014-01-28 20 210 140
2013 2013-10-21 20 210 180
2013 2013-10-21 20 210 180
2013 2013-10-21 20 210 120
2013 2013-10-21 20 210 54

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

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-28 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-28 0.07 0.35 0.67
2014 2014-04-28 0.07 0.35 0.63
2014 2014-01-28 0.07 0.35 0.08
2013 2013-10-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-21 0.07 0.35 0.74
2013 2013-10-21 0.07 0.35 0.61

vanadium
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 0.26
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 1.8
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 22
2014 2014-01-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-28 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 21 0.46
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 21 0.47
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 21 19
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 21 1.8

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 2014-07-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.6988 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.071
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.078
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.36
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 3.8
2014 2014-01-28 0.03 0 0.064
2014 2014-01-28 0.03 0 0.041
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 0.033
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 0.058
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 3.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 0.38
chromium 0.2 100 0.6367 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 0.38
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 0.41
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 3.8
2014 2014-01-28 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-01-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 100 0.35
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 100 2.5
molybdenum 1 40 0.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-01-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-28 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 40 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 40 < 1
PFOA 0.02 0.07 0.0141 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0.07 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0.07 0.031
2014 2014-01-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0.07 0.026
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0.07 0.026
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-28 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 70 < 1
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 0.2625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 6.14 1.1
2014 2014-01-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 6.14 1
strontium 0.3 1500 230.9167 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 86
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 89
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 390
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 640
2014 2014-01-28 0.3 1500 120
2014 2014-01-28 0.3 1500 110
2013 2013-10-21 0.3 1500 92
2013 2013-10-21 0.3 1500 94
2013 2013-10-21 0.3 1500 370
2013 2013-10-21 0.3 1500 560
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-21 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
NJ138600 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.00301mg/L
NJ134508 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0045mg/L
NJ128559 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 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
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Combined Uranium Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Combined Radium (-226 and -228) Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Returned to Compliance
2016-01-01 - 2016-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2014-03-01 - 2014-03-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - 2006-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Known
2004-01-01 - 2004-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
1999-09-01 - 1999-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1997-01-01 - 1997-12-31 Total Trihalomethanes Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
1997-01-01 - 1997-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1997-11-01 - 1997-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1997-10-01 - 1997-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1997-04-01 - 1997-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1996-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1996-07-01 - 1996-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1996-07-01 - 1996-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1995-07-01 - 1995-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1995-07-01 - 1995-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1994-08-01 - 1994-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1994-08-01 - 1994-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1992-03-01 - 1992-03-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1981-06-25 - 1982-06-24 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known

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