Public Water System: Portsmouth Public Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: OH7300111
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 05
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 40,475
Contact Information
SUTHERLAND, SAMUEL J
SUTHERLAND, SAMUEL J
PORTSMOUTH WATER TREATMENT PLANT
4862 GALLIA STREET
PORTSMOUTH, OH 45662

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   (2) 2015   (0)
1,4-dioxane
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).

1,4-dioxane
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.07 0.35 0.17
2015 2015-01-26 0.07 0.35 0.32
2014 2014-10-20 0.07 0.35 0.39
2014 2014-07-09 0.07 0.35 0.32

chlorate
Is this in your home's pipes?

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 20 210 111
2015 2015-05-18 20 210 105
2015 2015-01-26 20 210 45.7
2015 2015-01-26 20 210 46.2
2014 2014-10-20 20 210 206
2014 2014-10-20 20 210 208
2014 2014-07-09 20 210 356
2014 2014-07-09 20 210 328

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
2015 2015-05-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-26 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-01-26 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-10-20 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-26 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-26 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-20 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-09 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
2015 2015-05-18 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-26 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-20 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-01-26 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-10-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-01-26 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-10-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-01-26 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-10-20 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-01-26 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-10-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0925 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.2 21 0.21
2015 2015-05-18 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-26 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-20 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-09 0.2 21 0.27
2014 2014-07-09 0.2 21 0.26
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-01-26 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-10-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-26 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
molybdenum 1 40 0.275 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 1 40 1.1
2015 2015-05-18 1 40 1.1
2015 2015-01-26 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-01-26 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-20 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-10-20 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-09 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-09 1 40 < 1
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-01-26 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-10-20 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-01-26 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-10-20 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-26 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-01-26 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-20 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-10-20 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-09 1 70 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.0675 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-26 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-01-26 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-10-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-09 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-07-09 0.2 100 0.24
strontium 0.3 1500 198.25 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.3 1500 218
2015 2015-05-18 0.3 1500 220
2015 2015-01-26 0.3 1500 174
2015 2015-01-26 0.3 1500 172
2014 2014-10-20 0.3 1500 237
2014 2014-10-20 0.3 1500 223
2014 2014-07-09 0.3 1500 174
2014 2014-07-09 0.3 1500 168
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0538 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-05-18 0.03 0 0.076
2015 2015-05-18 0.03 0 0.069
2015 2015-01-26 0.03 0 0.068
2015 2015-01-26 0.03 0 0.069
2014 2014-10-20 0.03 0 0.033
2014 2014-10-20 0.03 0 0.033
2014 2014-07-09 0.03 0 0.041
2014 2014-07-09 0.03 0 0.041

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
OH64760 lead 2015-01-01 2017-12-31 0mg/L
OH59604 lead 2012-01-01 2014-12-31 0mg/L
OH54609 lead 2009-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
OH46396 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
2002-10-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Treatment Technique Precursor Removal CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


Water data isn't always easy to interpret, but by following the links on this page you should be able to have most of your questions answered. By clicking the name of a water contaminant or secondary substance you can learn about that specific substance. Ultimately this page should give you some insight towards learning if your water is safe, what water filter you should buy (if any), and how well your local water compares against other sources.

Sources


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Why Is My Water Data Not More Recent?


The recency of the data for your ZIP code depends on the last your water source was tested, by a federal, state, or local agency. More information about the timing can be determined by learning about the dataset in question and seeing how often the EPA (other another governing body) mandated testing.