Public Water System: Pa American Norristown

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA1460046
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 101,153
Contact Information
PA AMERICAN NORRISTOWN
JENNIFER MILAKEVE
300 W. WASHINGTON ST
NORRISTOWN, PA 19401

This public water system services 18 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   (0) 2014   (1) 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
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 20 210 80
2015 2015-06-01 20 210 83
2015 2015-03-09 20 210 89
2015 2015-03-09 20 210 96
2014 2014-12-08 20 210 26
2014 2014-12-08 20 210 24
2014 2014-09-02 20 210 300
2014 2014-09-02 20 210 260

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-12-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-02 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 0.065 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.06 90 0.15
2015 2015-03-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-12-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-02 0.06 90 0.11
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.1625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.07 0.35 0.11
2015 2015-03-09 0.07 0.35 0.13
2014 2014-12-08 0.07 0.35 0.15
2014 2014-09-02 0.07 0.35 0.26
vanadium 0.2 21 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-01 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 21 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 1.675 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 1 40 2.5
2015 2015-06-01 1 40 2.2
2015 2015-03-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-09 1 40 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-02 1 40 3.9
2014 2014-09-02 1 40 3.8
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-01 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-09 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-02 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.9288 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.03 0 1.86
2015 2015-06-01 0.03 0 1.9
2015 2015-03-09 0.03 0 0.38
2015 2015-03-09 0.03 0 0.36
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.38
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 0.52
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0 1.16
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0 0.87
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 1.175 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.2 100 2.3
2015 2015-06-01 0.2 100 2.2
2015 2015-03-09 0.2 100 0.6
2015 2015-03-09 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-12-08 0.2 100 0.7
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 100 1.5
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 100 1.1
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-02 0.01 0 < 0.01
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-12-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-02 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-02 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-02 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-02 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-12-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-02 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
strontium 0.3 1500 196.1875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.3 1500 209.4
2015 2015-06-01 0.3 1500 211.2
2015 2015-03-09 0.3 1500 225.9
2015 2015-03-09 0.3 1500 210.3
2015 2015-01-07 0.3 1500 156.4
2014 2014-12-08 0.3 1500 153
2014 2014-09-02 0.3 1500 211.9
2014 2014-09-02 0.3 1500 191.4
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-06-01 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 6.14 < 0.03

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
PBCU09201600600 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0.002mg/L
PBCU09201300564 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0.003mg/L
6887641 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.002mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2002-07-01 - 2002-07-16 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1992-01-01 - 1992-06-30 Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Parameter M/R Lead and Copper Rule Known
2009-01-01 - N/A Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule 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.