Public Water System: Penn State Univ.

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA4140095
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: School
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 37,000
Contact Information
PENN STATE UNIV.
JIM HOSGOOD
501 UNIVERSITY PARK DRIVE
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA 16802

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).

We couldn't find any records of contaminants exceeding the regulated limits in your water.

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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We couldn't find any records of contaminants in your water.

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
PBCU09201602826 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0.01868mg/L
PBCU09201302828 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0.0015mg/L
6961101 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.001057mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2017-05-01 - 2017-05-31 Revised Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Known
2015-04-01 - 2015-06-30 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Beta Particle Activity Returned to Compliance
2015-04-01 - 2015-04-30 Ground Water Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Groundwater Rule Returned to Compliance
2012-12-01 - 2012-12-31 Ground Water Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Groundwater Rule Returned to Compliance
2012-11-01 - 2012-11-30 Ground Water Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) Groundwater Rule Returned to Compliance
2012-01-01 - 2012-03-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Beta Particle Activity Returned to Compliance
2008-10-01 - 2008-12-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Beta Particle Activity Returned to Compliance
2008-04-01 - 2008-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2008-01-01 - 2008-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2007-04-01 - 2007-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2002-08-14 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2001-07-01 - 2001-08-08 Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
1998-07-01 - 1998-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Known
1990-07-01 - 1990-09-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Known
1982-06-24 - 1985-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4-D Known
1982-06-24 - 1985-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 2,4,5-TP Known
1982-06-24 - 1985-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Endrin Known
1982-06-24 - 1985-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular BHC-GAMMA Known
1982-06-24 - 1985-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Methoxychlor Known
1982-06-24 - 1985-06-23 Synthetic Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toxaphene Known
1976-08-01 - 1980-07-31 Radionuclides Monitoring, Regular Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U Known
2005-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report Consumer Confidence 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.

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Why Is My Water Data Not More Recent?


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