Public Water System: Emmaus Borough Public Water

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA3390032
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 14,000
Contact Information
EMMAUS BOROUGH PUBLIC WATER
JOHN DYCHALA
28 S FOURTH STREET
EMMAUS, PA 18049

This public water system services 1 zip code in 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   (1) 2015   (0)
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).

1,4-dioxane
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.07 0.35 0.48
2014 2014-07-17 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-07-17 0.07 0.35 0.07
2014 2014-07-17 0.07 0.35 0.07
2014 2014-01-23 0.07 0.35 0.5
2014 2014-01-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-23 0.07 0.35 < 0.07

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 140 < 0.2
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-08-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-08-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-07-17 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-23 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFNA 0.02 0 0.0028 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-17 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-24 0.02 0 0.022
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-08-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-07-17 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-23 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 0.69 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-17 1 40 2.8
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-23 1 40 2.8
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-08-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-07-17 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-23 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-07-17 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-04-28 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-17 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-23 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
vanadium 0.2 21 0.32 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 0.4
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 21 0.6
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-08-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-08-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-07-17 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-23 0.09 0 < 0.09
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-07-17 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-04-28 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-07-17 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-04-28 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-07-17 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-04-28 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-07-17 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-04-28 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-07-17 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-04-28 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-07-17 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-04-28 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
chromium 0.2 100 0.42 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-07-17 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 100 0.6
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-01-23 0.2 100 0.4
strontium 0.3 1500 68.29 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.3 1500 74.8
2014 2014-07-17 0.3 1500 66.1
2014 2014-07-17 0.3 1500 38.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.3 1500 73.7
2014 2014-07-17 0.3 1500 97.5
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 69.4
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 63.1
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 72.9
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 34.5
2014 2014-01-23 0.3 1500 92.7
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-17 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-23 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-17 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-23 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.22 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 0.33
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 0.25
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 0.25
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-07-17 0.03 0 0.21
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 0.26
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 0.22
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-01-23 0.03 0 0.14
chlorate 20 210 22.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-17 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-07-17 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-07-17 20 210 78
2014 2014-07-17 20 210 24
2014 2014-07-17 20 210 25
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 25
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 47
2014 2014-01-23 20 210 22

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
PBCU09201602202 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0.004mg/L
PBCU09201302186 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0.0068mg/L
6897985 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2015-10-01 - 2015-10-31 Ground Water Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Groundwater Rule Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular LASSO Returned to Compliance
2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular HEXACHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2007-01-01 - 2007-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2004-07-01 - 2004-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
1994-04-01 - 1994-06-30 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Returned to Compliance
1993-10-01 - 1993-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1993-07-01 - 1993-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1993-04-01 - 1993-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1993-04-01 - 1993-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-03-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Single Sample Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1990-10-01 - 1990-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1990-08-31 - 1990-11-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1990-05-04 - 1990-08-03 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1990-02-16 - 1990-05-15 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1989-11-22 - 1990-02-21 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1989-08-25 - 1989-11-24 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1989-05-11 - 1989-08-10 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1989-02-23 - 1989-05-22 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
1988-11-18 - 1989-01-17 Volatile Organic Chemicals Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Trichloroethylene Known
2003-10-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

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