Public Water System: Easton Area Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA3480050
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 93,400
Contact Information
EASTON AREA WATER SYSTEM
ROY WHITE
P.O. BOX 3819
EASTON, PA 18043

This public water system services 7 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
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 375
2014 2014-07-16 20 210 247
2014 2014-04-16 20 210 129
2014 2014-04-16 20 210 128
2014 2014-01-16 20 210 143
2014 2014-01-16 20 210 112
2013 2013-10-16 20 210 105
2013 2013-10-16 20 210 129

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0713 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 0.17
2014 2014-04-16 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-04-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0 0.17
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-24 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 70 < 1
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-24 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-16 1 40 < 1
vanadium 0.2 21 0.025 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-24 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
chromium 0.2 100 0.325 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-24 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-07-16 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-04-16 0.2 100 0.4
2014 2014-04-16 0.2 100 0.3
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 100 0.5
2014 2014-01-16 0.2 100 0.2
2013 2013-11-27 0.2 100 0.3
2013 2013-10-16 0.2 100 0.4
strontium 0.3 1500 63.6625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-24 0.3 1500 83.6
2014 2014-07-16 0.3 1500 48.4
2014 2014-04-16 0.3 1500 68.8
2014 2014-04-16 0.3 1500 44.2
2014 2014-01-16 0.3 1500 76.9
2014 2014-01-16 0.3 1500 35.4
2013 2013-10-16 0.3 1500 61.4
2013 2013-10-16 0.3 1500 90.6
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-16 0.04 0.07 < 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
PBCU09201602388 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0mg/L
PBCU09201302372 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0.003mg/L
6851933 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2014-10-01 - 2014-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2014-06-01 - 2014-06-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2013-01-01 - 2013-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-10-01 - 2012-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-07-01 - 2012-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2012-04-01 - 2012-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2009-07-01 - 2009-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2009-01-01 - 2009-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2008-02-01 - 2008-02-29 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2007-07-01 - 2007-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2006-01-01 - 2006-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
2005-09-01 - 2005-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2005-09-01 - 2005-09-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-09-01 - 2005-09-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-07-01 - 2005-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2005-04-01 - 2005-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2004-10-01 - 2004-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2004-09-01 - 2004-09-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-08-01 - 2003-08-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-08-01 - 2003-08-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Failure Submit Filter Profile/CPE Report Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - 2003-07-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-05-01 - 2002-05-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-01-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1999-09-01 - 1999-09-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1996-01-01 - 1996-01-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-11-01 - 1993-11-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
1991-10-01 - 1991-12-31 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Known
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Known
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Known
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Known
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Known
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Known
1991-04-01 - 1991-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Known
1986-06-26 - 1987-06-25 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Known

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