Public Water System: Mcwa

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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

This public water system services 1 zip code in 16 municipalities in 2 counties.

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
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 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 130
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 26
2014 2014-02-11 20 210 120

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 2014-12-02 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
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
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
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
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
1,2,3-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
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 1.2
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-11 1 40 1.3
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
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
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
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 0.21
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.24
2014 2014-02-11 0.2 21 0.2
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
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
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
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 170
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-02-11 0.3 1500 160
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 0.085
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-02-11 0.03 0 0.085
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
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

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
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.


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