Public Water System: Reading City Pws

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: OH3101812
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 8,604
Contact Information
VANCE, JONATHAN L
VANCE, JONATHAN L
1000 Market Street
READING, OH 45215

This public water system services 2 zip codes 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)
1,4-dioxane

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).

1,4-dioxane
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.07 0.35 0.25104
2013 2013-11-20 0.07 0.35 0.54477
2013 2013-08-21 0.07 0.35 0.11781
2013 2013-05-22 0.07 0.35 0.08941

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-11-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-08-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-05-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-11-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-08-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-05-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-11-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-08-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-05-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-11-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-08-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-05-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
vanadium 0.2 21 0.3041 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-17 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-20 0.2 21 0.373
2013 2013-11-20 0.2 21 0.369
2013 2013-08-21 0.2 21 0.578
2013 2013-08-21 0.2 21 0.612
2013 2013-05-22 0.2 21 0.262
2013 2013-05-22 0.2 21 0.239
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-11-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-08-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-05-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
chlorate 20 210 33.1988 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 20 210 28.926
2014 2014-02-17 20 210 28.851
2013 2013-11-20 20 210 62.293
2013 2013-11-20 20 210 57.865
2013 2013-08-21 20 210 34.437
2013 2013-08-21 20 210 32.929
2013 2013-05-22 20 210 < 20
2013 2013-05-22 20 210 20.289
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-11-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-08-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-05-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-11-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-08-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-05-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-02-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-11-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-08-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-05-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0473 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.03 0 0.046
2014 2014-02-17 0.03 0 0.033
2013 2013-11-20 0.03 0 0.062
2013 2013-11-20 0.03 0 0.062
2013 2013-08-21 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-08-21 0.03 0 0.047
2013 2013-05-22 0.03 0 0.041
2013 2013-05-22 0.03 0 0.037
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-11-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-08-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-05-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
strontium 0.3 1500 240.0791 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 0.3 1500 179.353
2014 2014-02-17 0.3 1500 164.849
2013 2013-11-20 0.3 1500 334.529
2013 2013-11-20 0.3 1500 326.874
2013 2013-08-21 0.3 1500 242.893
2013 2013-08-21 0.3 1500 241.484
2013 2013-05-22 0.3 1500 217.638
2013 2013-05-22 0.3 1500 213.013
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-02-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-20 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-11-20 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-08-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-05-22 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 1.7111 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-02-17 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-02-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-11-20 1 40 3.283
2013 2013-11-20 1 40 3.283
2013 2013-08-21 1 40 2.232
2013 2013-08-21 1 40 2.295
2013 2013-05-22 1 40 1.316
2013 2013-05-22 1 40 1.28

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
OH64613 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
OH59942 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
OH54986 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
OH46246 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
1996-09-01 - 1996-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1996-09-01 - 1996-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1994-11-01 - 1994-11-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Known
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Known
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Known
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Known
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Returned to Compliance
1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known

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