Public Water System: Lca Allentown Division

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA3390024
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 118,000
Contact Information
LCA ALLENTOWN DIVISION
TIM CARLSON
PO BOX 3348
ALLENTOWN, PA 18106

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 2014-04-22 20 210 52.6
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 59.4
2014 2014-04-22 20 210 58.6
2014 2014-01-15 20 210 73.331
2014 2014-01-15 20 210 107.156
2014 2014-01-15 20 210 130.959
2013 2013-10-09 20 210 133.259
2013 2013-10-09 20 210 174.754
2013 2013-10-09 20 210 207.744
2013 2013-07-22 20 210 199.881
2013 2013-07-22 20 210 274.548
2013 2013-07-22 20 210 247.249

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-22 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 2014-04-22 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-22 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 2014-04-22 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-22 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-15 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-15 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-09 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-09 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-22 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-22 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.068 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-22 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.086
2014 2014-01-15 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.07287
2014 2014-01-15 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.10806
2013 2013-10-09 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-09 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.09413
2013 2013-07-22 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.07208
2013 2013-07-22 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.11083
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2014 2014-04-22 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2014 2014-01-15 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2014 2014-01-15 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2013 2013-10-09 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2013 2013-10-09 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2013 2013-07-22 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2013 2013-07-22 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2014 2014-04-22 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2014 2014-01-15 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2014 2014-01-15 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2013 2013-10-09 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2013 2013-10-09 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2013 2013-07-22 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2013 2013-07-22 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-04-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-01-15 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-01-15 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-10-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-10-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-07-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-07-22 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
chromium 0.2 100 0.7098 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 0.7
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 0.9
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 100 0.8
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 100 0.452
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 100 0.661
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 100 0.628
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 100 0.582
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 100 0.938
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 100 0.809
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 100 0.579
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 100 0.868
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 100 0.601
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.6372 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.39
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.67
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 0.5
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0 0.443
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0 0.669
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0 0.662
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 0.554
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 0.906
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 0.801
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0 0.567
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0 0.854
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0 0.63
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-15 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-22 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-22 1 70 < 1
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2014 2014-04-22 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2014 2014-01-15 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2014 2014-01-15 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2013 2013-10-09 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2013 2013-10-09 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2013 2013-07-22 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2013 2013-07-22 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2014 2014-04-22 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2014 2014-01-15 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2014 2014-01-15 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2013 2013-10-09 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2013 2013-10-09 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2013 2013-07-22 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2013 2013-07-22 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2014 2014-04-22 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2014 2014-01-15 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2014 2014-01-15 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2013 2013-10-09 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2013 2013-10-09 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2013 2013-07-22 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2013 2013-07-22 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-15 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-22 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-22 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-22 1 40 < 1
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-22 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-15 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-15 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-09 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-09 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-22 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-22 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-22 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-15 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-15 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-09 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-09 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-22 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-22 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
strontium 0.3 1500 141.0119 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 201
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 103
2014 2014-04-22 0.3 1500 152
2014 2014-01-15 0.3 1500 181.746
2014 2014-01-15 0.3 1500 104.875
2014 2014-01-15 0.3 1500 145.541
2013 2013-10-09 0.3 1500 177.336
2013 2013-10-09 0.3 1500 100.874
2013 2013-10-09 0.3 1500 136.69
2013 2013-07-22 0.3 1500 163.821
2013 2013-07-22 0.3 1500 103.105
2013 2013-07-22 0.3 1500 122.155
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-04-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-01-15 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-01-15 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-10-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-10-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-07-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-07-22 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
vanadium 0.2 21 0.1341 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-04-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 21 0.241
2014 2014-01-15 0.2 21 0.204
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 21 0.254
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 21 0.226
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 21 0.245
2013 2013-07-22 0.2 21 0.239

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
PBCU09201602196 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0.009mg/L
PBCU09201302180 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0.0064mg/L
6805233 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0088mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-03-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-03-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2000-07-01 - 2000-07-31 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Parameter M/R Lead and Copper Rule Known
- N/A Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular 38-STRONTIUM-90 Known
- N/A Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Beta Particle Activity Known
2016-06-01 - N/A Revised Total Coliform Rule Report Sample Result/Fail Monitor (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Returned to Compliance

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