Public Water System: Salem Public Works

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: OR4100731
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 10
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 192,000
Contact Information
BARNES, DWAYNE
BARNES, DWAYNE
1410 20TH ST SE BLDG 2
SALEM, OR 97302

This public water system services 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   (0) 2015   (0) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (3)
HAA5
HAA6Br
HAA9

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).

HAA5

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 37.6
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 13.32
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 19.52
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 25.7
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 29.6
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 31.8
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.321
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 20.47

HAA6Br

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.763
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.074
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.227
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.403
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.562
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.641
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 < 0
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.273

HAA9

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 39.363
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 14.394
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 20.747
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 27.103
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 31.162
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 33.441
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 1.321
2018 2018-07-10 0 0.00 21.743

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chlorate 20 210 95.0375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 20 210 96
2013 2013-10-21 20 210 100
2013 2013-07-17 20 210 91
2013 2013-07-17 20 210 89
2013 2013-04-22 20 210 110
2013 2013-04-22 20 210 82
2013 2013-01-22 20 210 100
2013 2013-01-22 20 210 92.3
chromium 0.2 100 0.0713 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-22 0.2 100 0.31
2013 2013-04-22 0.2 100 0.26
2013 2013-01-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-01-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-01-22 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-17 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-22 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-22 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-01-22 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-01-22 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 22.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.3 1500 23
2013 2013-10-21 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-07-17 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-07-17 0.3 1500 23
2013 2013-04-22 0.3 1500 23
2013 2013-04-22 0.3 1500 20
2013 2013-01-22 0.3 1500 24
2013 2013-01-22 0.3 1500 21
vanadium 0.2 21 1.3225 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 21 1.4
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 21 1.6
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 21 1.7
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 21 1.7
2013 2013-04-22 0.2 21 1.1
2013 2013-04-22 0.2 21 1
2013 2013-01-22 0.2 21 1.1
2013 2013-01-22 0.2 21 0.98
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0653 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 0.1
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 0.045
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0 0.066
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0 0.042
2013 2013-04-22 0.03 0 0.087
2013 2013-04-22 0.03 0 0.045
2013 2013-01-31 0.03 0 0.088
2013 2013-01-22 0.03 0 0.049
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-22 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 2013-10-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-04-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-01-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-07-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-04-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-01-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-04-22 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-01-22 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-04-22 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-01-22 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-04-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-01-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-01-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-04-22 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-01-22 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-04-22 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-01-22 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-04-22 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-01-22 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-01-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-01-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-01-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-01-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-01-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-01-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-01-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-04-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-01-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2013 2013-10-21 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-04-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-01-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001

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
OR27950 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.0049mg/L
OR30598 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.0049mg/L
OR24880 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0044mg/L
OR30597 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0044mg/L
OR21064 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0061mg/L
OR19336 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0021mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2006-11-01 - 2006-11-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- N/A Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Combined Radium (-226 and -228) Known
- N/A Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Known
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- N/A Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
- N/A Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known

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