Public Water System: Aqua Pa Bensalem

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA1090078
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 44,543
Contact Information
AQUA PA BENSALEM
CURT STEFFY
762 W LANCASTER AVE
BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

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   (2) 2015   (0)
chlorate
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).

chlorate

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 20 210 < 20
2015 2015-02-19 20 210 21
2015 2015-02-18 20 210 144
2015 2015-02-18 20 210 21
2014 2014-11-21 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-11-21 20 210 132
2014 2014-11-21 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-11-19 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-08-28 20 210 48
2014 2014-08-27 20 210 167
2014 2014-08-27 20 210 249
2014 2014-08-27 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-23 20 210 195
2014 2014-05-23 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-22 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-21 20 210 < 20

1,4-dioxane

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.078
2015 2015-02-18 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-18 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.14
2014 2014-11-21 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-11-21 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.1
2014 2014-11-19 0.07 0.3499999940395355 2.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-27 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-08-27 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-23 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-23 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-21 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.075

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.3431 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.2 100 0.29
2015 2015-02-19 0.2 100 0.4
2015 2015-02-18 0.2 100 0.31
2015 2015-02-18 0.2 100 0.37
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 100 0.71
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 100 0.41
2014 2014-11-19 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-08-28 0.2 100 0.45
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 100 0.44
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 100 0.47
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 100 0.53
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-22 0.2 100 0.21
2014 2014-05-21 0.2 100 0.3
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.126 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-02-19 0.03 0 0.15
2015 2015-02-18 0.03 0 0.06
2015 2015-02-18 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-11-19 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-09-26 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-09-26 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-09-26 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 0 0.43
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 0 0.09
2014 2014-05-22 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-05-21 0.03 0 0.13
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-19 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-18 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-18 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-21 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-21 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-21 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-19 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-08-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-21 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 2.075 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-19 1 40 1.5
2015 2015-02-18 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-02-18 1 40 1.7
2014 2014-11-21 1 40 3.6
2014 2014-11-21 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-21 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-19 1 40 3.2
2014 2014-08-28 1 40 8.2
2014 2014-08-27 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-08-27 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-08-27 1 40 8.5
2014 2014-05-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-22 1 40 2.6
2014 2014-05-21 1 40 2.8
strontium 0.3 1500 177.5625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.3 1500 105
2015 2015-02-19 0.3 1500 325
2015 2015-02-18 0.3 1500 134
2015 2015-02-18 0.3 1500 350
2014 2014-11-21 0.3 1500 213
2014 2014-11-21 0.3 1500 96
2014 2014-11-21 0.3 1500 86
2014 2014-11-19 0.3 1500 204
2014 2014-08-28 0.3 1500 275
2014 2014-08-27 0.3 1500 109
2014 2014-08-27 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-08-27 0.3 1500 269
2014 2014-05-23 0.3 1500 76
2014 2014-05-23 0.3 1500 49
2014 2014-05-22 0.3 1500 218
2014 2014-05-21 0.3 1500 202
vanadium 0.2 21 0.7713 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.2 21 0.62
2015 2015-02-19 0.2 21 1.3
2015 2015-02-18 0.2 21 0.52
2015 2015-02-18 0.2 21 1.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 21 0.53
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 21 0.84
2014 2014-11-19 0.2 21 0.64
2014 2014-08-28 0.2 21 1.4
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 21 0.48
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 21 0.54
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 21 1.4
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 21 0.43
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 21 0.34
2014 2014-05-22 0.2 21 1
2014 2014-05-21 0.2 21 1.1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-25 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-25 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-19 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-21 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-25 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-25 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-19 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-21 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-25 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-25 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-21 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-21 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-11-19 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-27 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-27 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-08-27 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-23 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-23 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-21 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-19 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-25 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-25 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-21 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-11-19 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-08-27 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-23 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-21 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-11-19 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-08-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-11-19 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-08-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-18 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-11-19 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-18 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-11-19 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-18 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-11-19 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-18 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-19 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-18 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-18 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-21 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-21 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-11-19 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-27 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-27 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-27 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-23 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-23 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-21 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-02-20 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-18 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-18 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-21 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-21 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-11-19 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-27 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-27 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-27 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-23 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-23 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-21 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04

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
PBCU09201600058 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0mg/L
PBCU09201300056 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0mg/L
6882932 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0025mg/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 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Known
2001-07-01 - 2001-08-13 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2001-01-01 - 2001-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2001-01-01 - 2001-01-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2000-12-01 - 2000-12-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2000-12-01 - 2000-12-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
- 2000-03-22 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Returned to Compliance
- N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance

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