Public Water System: Ithaca City

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: NY5404416
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 02
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 29,457
Contact Information
BAKER, CHUCK
BAKER, CHUCK
108 EAST GREEN STREET
ITHACA, NY 14850

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   (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
2013 2013-10-29 20 210 382
2013 2013-10-29 20 210 364
2013 2013-07-09 20 210 448
2013 2013-07-09 20 210 470
2013 2013-04-09 20 210 108
2013 2013-04-09 20 210 117
2013 2013-01-16 20 210 161
2013 2013-01-16 20 210 166

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-07-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-01-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0166 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 0.031
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-09 0.03 0 0.031
2013 2013-04-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-16 0.03 0 0.033
2013 2013-01-16 0.03 0 0.038
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-04-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-01-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-01-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-01-16 1 70 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 74.4 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.3 1500 98.7
2013 2013-10-29 0.3 1500 99
2013 2013-07-09 0.3 1500 81.4
2013 2013-07-09 0.3 1500 77.4
2013 2013-04-09 0.3 1500 58.8
2013 2013-04-09 0.3 1500 61.8
2013 2013-01-16 0.3 1500 52.7
2013 2013-01-16 0.3 1500 65.4
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.0988 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 100 0.28
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 100 0.28
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 100 0.23
2013 2013-07-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-01-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-01-16 1 40 < 1
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-04-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-01-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-04-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-01-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-16 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
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-04-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-01-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-04-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-01-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-04-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-01-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-01-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-29 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-01-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02

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
NY127930 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-30 0.0019mg/L
NY120506 lead 2016-07-01 2016-12-31 0.0046mg/L
NY112145 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.0047mg/L
NY85597 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0022mg/L
NY77526 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0.0038mg/L
NY61409 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 0.092mg/L
NY52462 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.015mg/L
NY52463 copper 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 1.4mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-07-01 - 2017-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Known
2016-07-01 - 2016-07-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-04-01 - 1993-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known

What My Water Data Means


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