Public Water System: Bear Valley Joint Auth

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: PA7280043
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 12,000
Contact Information
BEAR VALLEY JOINT AUTH
GLYNN KINDELAN
218 SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD
ST THOMAS, PA 17252

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   (0) 2015   (1)
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 2015-12-14 20 210 180
2015 2015-12-14 20 210 140
2015 2015-09-15 20 210 310
2015 2015-09-15 20 210 290
2015 2015-06-09 20 210 210
2015 2015-06-09 20 210 220
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 240
2015 2015-03-16 20 210 240

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-06-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2015 2015-03-16 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-06-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-06-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2015 2015-03-16 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-06-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-03-16 0.01 0 < 0.01
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-12-14 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 100 < 0.2
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-12-14 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-09-15 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-09-15 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 70 < 1
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-06-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-03-16 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-06-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-03-16 0.09 0 < 0.09
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-12-14 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-09-15 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-09-15 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-06-09 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-16 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 104.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.3 1500 100
2015 2015-12-14 0.3 1500 100
2015 2015-09-15 0.3 1500 95
2015 2015-09-15 0.3 1500 110
2015 2015-06-09 0.3 1500 110
2015 2015-06-09 0.3 1500 100
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 110
2015 2015-03-16 0.3 1500 110
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-06-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-03-16 0.08 0 < 0.08
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-06-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2015 2015-03-16 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-06-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-03-16 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 140 < 0.2
vanadium 0.2 21 0.0375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-12-14 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-15 0.2 21 0.3
2015 2015-09-15 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 21 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-06-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2015 2015-03-16 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1413 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-12-14 0.03 0 0.16
2015 2015-12-14 0.03 0 0.15
2015 2015-09-15 0.03 0 0.16
2015 2015-09-15 0.03 0 0.13
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 0.14
2015 2015-06-09 0.03 0 0.16
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.11
2015 2015-03-16 0.03 0 0.12

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
PBCU09201604922 lead 2016-06-01 2016-09-30 0mg/L
PBCU09201305035 lead 2013-06-01 2013-09-30 0mg/L
6922897 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0025mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Arsenic Monitoring, Regular Arsenic Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CYANIDE Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Fluoride Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Nickel Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Antimony, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Beryllium, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Thallium, Total Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrite Returned to Compliance
2011-08-01 - 2011-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2011-06-01 - 2011-06-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-10-01 - 2009-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2009-12-01 - 2009-12-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-12-01 - 2009-12-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-04-01 - 2009-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2009-05-01 - 2009-05-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-05-01 - 2009-05-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-04-01 - 2009-04-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-04-01 - 2009-04-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2009-01-01 - 2009-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2008-10-01 - 2008-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2008-05-01 - 2008-05-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - 2006-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2006-01-01 - 2006-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2006-03-01 - 2006-03-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-03-01 - 2006-03-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2006-02-01 - 2006-02-28 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2005-07-01 - 2005-09-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2005-09-01 - 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
2005-04-01 - 2005-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) CARBON, TOTAL Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-03-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2005-02-01 - 2005-02-28 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-01-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule 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
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Antimony, Total Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Beryllium, Total Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Thallium, Total Returned to Compliance
2004-08-01 - 2004-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2004-06-01 - 2004-06-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2004-06-01 - 2004-06-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2004-04-01 - 2004-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2004-02-01 - 2004-02-29 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2004-02-01 - 2004-02-29 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-08-01 - 2003-08-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-06-01 - 2003-06-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-04-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Chlorine Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-01-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1993-10-01 - 1993-12-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1992-05-01 - 1992-05-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1992-04-01 - 1992-04-30 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1991-07-01 - 1991-07-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
1989-04-01 - 1989-06-30 Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - N/A Lead and Copper Rule Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
2010-06-11 - N/A Public Notice Rule Public Notification Violation for NPDWR Violation Public Notice Returned to Compliance

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