Public Water System: Pawtucket-city Of

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: RI1592021
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 99,200
Contact Information
DECELLES, JAMES
DECELLES, JAMES
85 Branch Street
PAWTUCKET, RI 02860

This public water system services 4 zip codes in 3 municipalities 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
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 20 210 41
2014 2014-01-08 20 210 71
2013 2013-10-09 20 210 250
2013 2013-10-09 20 210 110
2013 2013-07-22 20 210 450
2013 2013-07-10 20 210 180
2013 2013-04-10 20 210 80
2013 2013-04-10 20 210 110

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.1113 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-08 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-10 0.2 100 0.29
2013 2013-07-10 0.2 100 0.27
2013 2013-04-24 0.2 100 0.33
2013 2013-04-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
vanadium 0.2 21 0.5725 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.2 21 0.46
2014 2014-01-08 0.2 21 0.41
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 21 0.32
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 21 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-10 0.2 21 1
2013 2013-07-10 0.2 21 0.81
2013 2013-04-24 0.2 21 0.84
2013 2013-04-10 0.2 21 0.74
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-07-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-04-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-07-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-04-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-07-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-04-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-07-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-04-10 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-07-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-04-10 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-10 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-07-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-04-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-07-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-04-10 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
strontium 0.3 1500 72.625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.3 1500 68
2014 2014-01-08 0.3 1500 66
2013 2013-10-09 0.3 1500 85
2013 2013-10-09 0.3 1500 69
2013 2013-07-10 0.3 1500 78
2013 2013-07-10 0.3 1500 81
2013 2013-04-24 0.3 1500 72
2013 2013-04-10 0.3 1500 62
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-07-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-04-10 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-08 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-10 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-07-10 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-24 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-04-10 1 70 < 1
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-07-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-04-10 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0804 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.03 0 0.05
2014 2014-01-08 0.03 0 0.07
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 0.14
2013 2013-10-09 0.03 0 0.043
2013 2013-07-22 0.03 0 0.16
2013 2013-07-10 0.03 0 0.078
2013 2013-04-10 0.03 0 0.039
2013 2013-04-10 0.03 0 0.063
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-07-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-04-10 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-01-08 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-08 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-10 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-07-10 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-24 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-04-10 1 40 < 1

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
RI8539 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.002mg/L
RI7372 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.003mg/L
RI5878 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.001mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2013-06-01 - 2013-06-30 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2011-05-01 - 2011-05-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2007-08-01 - 2007-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2006-07-01 - 2006-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2006-06-01 - 2006-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-10-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-10-01 - 2005-10-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
1992-08-01 - 1992-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2004-10-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2003-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance
2001-07-01 - N/A Consumer Confidence Rule Consumer Confidence Report Inadequate Reporting Consumer Confidence Rule Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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