Public Water System: Los Alamos Municipal Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NM3500115
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 06
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 25,000
Contact Information
WITTEN, WAYNE
WITTEN, WAYNE
1000 CENTRAL AVE, SUITE 130
LOS ALAMOS, NM 87544

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)
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).

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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 21 1.1
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 21 31
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 21 11
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 21 14

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium-6 0.03 0 4.45 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 5
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 5.4
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 3.4
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 4
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-31 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-31 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-31 1 70 < 1
chlorate 20 210 6.925 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-10-31 20 210 27.7
2014 2014-10-31 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-10-31 20 210 < 20
strontium 0.3 1500 86.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.3 1500 52
2014 2014-10-31 0.3 1500 65
2014 2014-10-31 0.3 1500 140
2014 2014-10-31 0.3 1500 90
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-31 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-31 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-31 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-31 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chromium 0.2 100 5.15 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 100 5.8
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 100 6.6
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 100 3.6
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 100 4.6
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-31 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-31 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-31 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-31 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-31 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-31 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-31 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-31 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-10-31 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-10-31 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-10-31 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
molybdenum 1 40 1.575 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 1 40 2.9
2014 2014-10-31 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-10-31 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-10-31 1 40 1.2
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-31 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-31 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-31 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-31 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-31 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-31 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-10-31 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-31 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-31 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-31 0.09 0 < 0.09

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
NM12824 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0.00091mg/L
NM12444 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0.0016mg/L
NM10801 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0025mg/L
NM7474 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.00187833mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-04-01 - 2014-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-04-01 - 2014-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2012-01-01 - 2012-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2009-09-01 - 2009-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2001-04-12 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-08-01 - 1993-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1981-07-01 - 1984-06-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1980-07-01 - 1983-06-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
2000-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2008-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2011-10-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

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