Public Water System: Bcwsa Main Lower South

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA1090079
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 52,621
Contact Information
BCWSA MAIN LOWER SOUTH
JAMES NAPOLEON
1275 ALMSHOUSE RD.
WARRINGTON, PA 18976

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   (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

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-07-29 20 210 128
2014 2014-07-29 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-07-29 20 210 160
2014 2014-04-23 20 210 152
2014 2014-04-23 20 210 185
2014 2014-04-23 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-04-23 20 210 175
2014 2014-01-14 20 210 145
2014 2014-01-14 20 210 160
2014 2014-01-14 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-01-14 20 210 164
2013 2013-10-14 20 210 316
2013 2013-10-14 20 210 357
2013 2013-10-14 20 210 35
2013 2013-10-14 20 210 359

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.37 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0 0.36
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0 0.17
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0 0.3
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0 0.4
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0 0.48
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0 0.3
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0 0.41
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 0.26
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 0.26
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 0.22
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0 0.72
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0 0.77
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0 0.29
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0 0.72
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-29 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-29 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-29 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 0.1563 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-29 1 40 1
2014 2014-07-29 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-29 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-14 1 40 1.5
2013 2013-10-14 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 92.6188 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.3 1500 85.7
2014 2014-07-29 0.3 1500 109
2014 2014-07-29 0.3 1500 74
2014 2014-07-29 0.3 1500 98.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.3 1500 78.7
2014 2014-04-23 0.3 1500 84.9
2014 2014-04-23 0.3 1500 58.4
2014 2014-04-23 0.3 1500 78.8
2014 2014-01-14 0.3 1500 105
2014 2014-01-14 0.3 1500 94.9
2014 2014-01-14 0.3 1500 71.6
2014 2014-01-14 0.3 1500 94.7
2013 2013-10-14 0.3 1500 111
2013 2013-10-14 0.3 1500 105
2013 2013-10-14 0.3 1500 130
2013 2013-10-14 0.3 1500 102
vanadium 0.2 21 0.05 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.6188 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 100 0.7
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 100 0.7
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 100 0.8
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 100 0.6
2014 2014-02-12 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-02-12 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 100 0.7
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 100 0.6
2013 2013-11-13 0.2 100 0.9
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 100 1
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 100 0.6
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 100 0.9
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-14 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
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-14 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
2014 2014-07-29 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-29 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-23 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-23 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-14 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-14 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-14 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-14 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.0288 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-07-29 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-23 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-23 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-14 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-14 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.07
2013 2013-10-14 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-14 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.16
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-29 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-23 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-14 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-14 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-29 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-29 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-23 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-23 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-14 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-14 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-14 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-14 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-29 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-29 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-23 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-23 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-14 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-14 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-14 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-14 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
PBCU06201700004 lead 2017-01-01 2017-06-30 0.0012mg/L
PBCU12201600002 lead 2016-07-01 2016-12-31 0.00096mg/L
PBCU06201614003 lead 2016-01-01 2016-06-30 0.002mg/L
PBCU09201300058 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0.0009mg/L
6883010 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0018mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2015-10-01 - 2015-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2015-10-01 - 2015-10-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2015-08-01 - 2015-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2015-05-01 - 2015-05-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-10-01 - 2014-10-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2011-08-01 - 2011-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2010-12-01 - 2010-12-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-09-01 - 2010-09-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-04-01 - 2010-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-04-01 - 2010-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2010-01-01 - 2010-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2010-01-01 - 2010-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2009-06-01 - 2009-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-07-01 - 2007-07-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2005-02-01 - 2005-02-28 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-02-01 - 2005-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-10-01 - 2003-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2003-01-01 - 2003-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2001-01-24 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-08-10 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
2007-09-10 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
- N/A Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
2015-07-11 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
- N/A Lead and Copper Rule Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2016-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2011-02-10 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance
2010-11-10 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice 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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