Mcwa Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NY2701047
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 02
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 496,753
Contact Information
METZGER, RICHARD
METZGER, RICHARD
MONROE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY
P.O. BOX 12697
ROCHESTER, NY 14612-0697
richard.metzger@mcwa.com

This public water system services 16 municipalities in 2 counties.

Summary Results


A summary view of tests in which a water contaminant found to exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the EPA.

Maximum Contaminant Levels Exceeded (by year):

2013   (0) 2014   (1) 2015   (0) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (0)
chlorate

Contaminant Detailed Results


This a view of violations of maximum contaminant levels. Use the expanded view see result data for a drinking water contaminant, the minimum level that can be recognized in a test (MRL), and upper limit that is considered healthy (HRL).

chlorate

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 20 210 130
2014 2014-11-11 20 210 210
2014 2014-08-26 20 210 350
2014 2014-08-12 20 210 34
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 130
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 120
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 26

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and found to be within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.165 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 100 0.22
2014 2014-11-11 0.2 100 0.43
2014 2014-08-26 0.2 100 0.44
2014 2014-08-12 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.141 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0 0.074
2014 2014-11-11 0.03 0 0.24
2014 2014-08-26 0.03 0 0.24
2014 2014-08-12 0.03 0 0.084
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 0.085
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.085
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-26 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 0.9375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-11-11 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-08-26 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-08-12 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 1.2
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 1.3
strontium 0.3 1500 168.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.3 1500 190
2014 2014-11-11 0.3 1500 210
2014 2014-08-26 0.3 1500 170
2014 2014-08-12 0.3 1500 190
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 170
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 160
vanadium 0.2 21 0.2388 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-11 0.2 21 0.48
2014 2014-08-26 0.2 21 0.54
2014 2014-08-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 0.21
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-11 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-02-11 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-08-12 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-05-12 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-02-11 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-08-12 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-05-12 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-02-11 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-08-12 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-05-12 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-02-11 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-08-12 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-05-12 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-02-11 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-08-12 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-05-12 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-02-11 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-08-12 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-05-12 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-02-11 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-11 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-11 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-11 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-11 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-11 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-11 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-12-02 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-08-12 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-05-12 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-02-11 0.0001 0 < 0.0001

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 level. Lead and copper can be — and often are — deposited in drinking water in between the water facility and your tap.

Sample ID Contaminant Sampling Start Date Sampling End Date Result
NY138643 lead 2016-01-01 2018-12-31 0.0072mg/L
NY113076 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.012mg/L
NY85083 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0049mg/L
NY58781 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.0043mg/L

Violations


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

No violations found for Mcwa.


Local Water Testing


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Lab Location Zip Code
ALS ENVIRONMENTAL (NY #2941) ROCHESTER, NY 14623
ALS Environmental – Rochester Rochester, NY 14623
ALS Environmental – Rochester Rochester, NY 14623

Water Service Information


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