Public Water System: Passaic Valley Water Commission

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NJ1605002
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 02
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 310,121
Contact Information
BELLA, JOSEPH
BELLA, JOSEPH
1525 MAIN AVE
CLIFTON, NJ 07011

This public water system services 19 zip codes 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   (0) 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
2014 2014-04-09 20 210 93
2014 2014-04-09 20 210 71
2014 2014-01-07 20 210 70
2014 2014-01-07 20 210 140
2013 2013-10-08 20 210 290
2013 2013-10-08 20 210 430
2013 2013-07-17 20 210 250
2013 2013-07-17 20 210 320

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-07 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-07 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.035 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-07 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-08 0.07 0.35 0.14
2013 2013-07-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
vanadium 0.2 21 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-07 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-07 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 21 0.25
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 21 0.31
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-07 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-07 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 40 < 1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-07 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-07 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0689 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0 0.066
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0 0.06
2014 2014-01-07 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-01-07 0.03 0 0.093
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0 0.12
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0 0.078
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0 0.047
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0 0.047
strontium 0.3 1500 96.875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.3 1500 64
2014 2014-04-09 0.3 1500 76
2014 2014-01-07 0.3 1500 63
2014 2014-01-07 0.3 1500 96
2013 2013-10-08 0.3 1500 150
2013 2013-10-08 0.3 1500 100
2013 2013-07-17 0.3 1500 86
2013 2013-07-17 0.3 1500 140
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-07 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-07 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-07 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-01-07 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-10-08 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
testosterone 0.0001 0 0.0002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-01-07 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-10-08 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-07-17 0.0001 0 0.00097
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-07 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-01-07 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-10-08 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-07 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-01-07 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-10-08 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-01-07 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-10-08 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-01-07 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-10-08 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-07 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-01-07 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-10-08 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-07 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-07 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-07 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 100 0.32
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 100 0.24
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-07 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-07 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-07 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04

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
NJ142054 lead 2017-07-01 2017-12-31 0.0134mg/L
NJ141070 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-30 0.01mg/L
NJ140507 lead 2016-07-01 2016-12-31 0.01796mg/L
NJ139499 lead 2016-01-01 2016-06-30 0.00999mg/L
NJ138347 lead 2015-01-01 2015-12-31 0.017mg/L
NJ136879 lead 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 0.014mg/L
NJ136352 lead 2013-07-01 2013-12-31 0.0142mg/L
NJ135519 lead 2013-01-01 2013-06-30 0.0098mg/L
NJ135363 lead 2012-07-01 2012-12-31 0.0208mg/L
NJ133847 lead 2012-01-01 2012-06-30 0.0128mg/L
NJ133279 lead 2011-07-01 2011-12-31 0.0145mg/L
NJ132316 lead 2011-01-01 2011-06-30 0.00893mg/L
NJ131558 lead 2010-07-01 2010-12-31 0.018mg/L
NJ130230 lead 2010-01-01 2010-06-30 0.011mg/L
NJ128557 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 0.023mg/L
NJ126996 lead 2009-01-01 2009-06-30 0.014mg/L
NJ123543 lead 2008-07-01 2008-12-31 0.027mg/L
NJ122691 lead 2008-01-01 2008-06-30 0.012mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2013-07-01 - 2013-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2010-07-01 - 2010-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2009-08-01 - 2009-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2006-01-01 - 2006-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Bromate Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Known
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-04-01 - 2002-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2002-04-01 - 2002-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2002-04-01 - 2002-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-03-01 - 2002-03-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Known
2002-02-01 - 2002-02-28 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Known
2002-01-01 - 2002-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Known
1996-10-01 - 1996-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1993-04-01 - 1993-04-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-11-01 - 1991-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1980-06-24 - 1981-06-23 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
2014-07-01 - N/A Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Returned to Compliance

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