Public Water System: Saratoga Springs City

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NY4500168
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 02
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 26,525
Contact Information
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS
5 LAKE AVENUE
SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY HALL
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

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)
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 2014-11-12 20 210 630
2014 2014-11-12 20 210 139
2014 2014-11-12 20 210 143
2014 2014-11-12 20 210 650
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 681
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 618
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 162
2014 2014-08-05 20 210 116
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 364
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 188
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 163
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 217
2014 2014-02-04 20 210 659
2014 2014-02-04 20 210 697
2014 2014-02-04 20 210 24
2014 2014-02-04 20 210 < 20

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-01 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-01 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-01 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-06 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-06 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-06 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-06 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 12.2533 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 1 40 24.6
2014 2014-11-12 1 40 24.2
2014 2014-11-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 23.2
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 21.6
2014 2014-08-05 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-01 1 40 22.9
2014 2014-07-01 1 40 22.5
2014 2014-07-01 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-06 1 40 22.5
2014 2014-02-06 1 40 22.3
2014 2014-02-06 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-06 1 40 < 1
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0607 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 21 0.25
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 0.21
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 21 0.22
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 21 0.23
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 21 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-12 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-05 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-13 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
strontium 0.3 1500 340.5333 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.3 1500 438
2014 2014-11-12 0.3 1500 429
2014 2014-11-12 0.3 1500 233
2014 2014-11-12 0.3 1500 225
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 431
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 430
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 200
2014 2014-08-05 0.3 1500 191
2014 2014-07-01 0.3 1500 465
2014 2014-07-01 0.3 1500 459
2014 2014-07-01 0.3 1500 254
2014 2014-02-06 0.3 1500 440
2014 2014-02-06 0.3 1500 441
2014 2014-02-06 0.3 1500 238
2014 2014-02-06 0.3 1500 234
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.007 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-06 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-06 0.03 0 0.042
2014 2014-02-06 0.03 0 0.042
chromium 0.2 100 0.166 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 100 0.37
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.32
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.22
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 100 0.26
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 100 0.28
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 100 0.28
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-06 0.2 100 < 0.2
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-05 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-02-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-05 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-02-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-05 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-02-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-05 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-02-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-05 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-02-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-05 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-02-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-05 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-02-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
bromomethane 0.2 140 0.315 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 140 0.4
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 140 0.7
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 140 0.5
2014 2014-02-04 0.2 140 0.92
2014 2014-02-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-05 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-02-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 0.815 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 2.69 1.4
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-05 0.2 2.69 1.7
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-15 0.2 2.69 1.5
2014 2014-02-04 0.2 2.69 1.92
2014 2014-02-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2

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
NY124513 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-30 0.02mg/L
NY118014 lead 2016-01-01 2016-12-31 0.011mg/L
NY107994 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.011mg/L
NY108014 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
NY86076 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.002mg/L
NY82287 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0081mg/L
NY75463 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0.004mg/L
NY63777 lead 2010-01-01 2010-06-30 0.002mg/L
NY60199 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 0.0037mg/L
NY55729 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0.006mg/L
NY49140 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0.00175mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2011-04-01 - 2011-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Known
2010-01-01 - 2011-06-30 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Atrazine Returned to Compliance
2007-10-01 - 2007-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2006-10-01 - 2006-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
1994-01-01 - 2002-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Asbestos Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE Returned to Compliance
2015-10-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

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