Public Water System: Portsmouth Water & Fire District

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: RI1592022
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: Residential Area
Primary Source: Surface water purchased
Population Served: 16,864
Contact Information
MCGLINN, WILLIAM J.
MCGLINN, WILLIAM J.
PO BOX 99
PORTSMOUTH, RI 02871

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)
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 2014-07-22 20 210 340
2014 2014-07-22 20 210 340
2014 2014-04-15 20 210 95
2014 2014-04-15 20 210 120
2014 2014-01-21 20 210 170
2014 2014-01-21 20 210 190
2013 2013-10-24 20 210 140
2013 2013-10-24 20 210 180

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 2014-07-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-21 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-24 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-21 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-24 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-04-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-21 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-24 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-21 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-24 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-21 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-21 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-24 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-24 1 70 < 1
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-21 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-24 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-21 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-24 0.08 0 < 0.08
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.0975 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 0.14
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-04-15 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-04-15 0.03 0 0.04
2014 2014-01-21 0.03 0 0.11
2014 2014-01-21 0.03 0 0.17
2013 2013-10-24 0.03 0 0.05
2013 2013-10-24 0.03 0 0.06
strontium 0.3 1500 55.375 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.3 1500 53
2014 2014-07-22 0.3 1500 44
2014 2014-04-15 0.3 1500 60
2014 2014-04-15 0.3 1500 52
2014 2014-01-21 0.3 1500 60
2014 2014-01-21 0.3 1500 56
2013 2013-10-24 0.3 1500 54
2013 2013-10-24 0.3 1500 64
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-21 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-24 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-21 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-24 0.06 90 < 0.06
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-21 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-24 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-21 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-24 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-07-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-21 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-21 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-24 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-24 1 40 < 1
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-21 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-24 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-21 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-24 0.01 0 < 0.01
chromium 0.2 100 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-15 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-21 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-21 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-21 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-24 0.02 0 < 0.02
vanadium 0.2 21 0.325 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-04-15 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-04-15 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-01-21 0.2 21 0.2
2014 2014-01-21 0.2 21 0.4
2013 2013-10-24 0.2 21 0.3
2013 2013-10-24 0.2 21 0.3

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
RI8067 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.002mg/L
RI6664 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
RI4876 lead 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 0.0082mg/L
RI4214 lead 2008-01-01 2008-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-08-01 - 2016-08-31 Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) TTHM Returned to Compliance
2013-10-01 - 2013-12-31 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2002-07-01 - 2003-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
2002-04-01 - 2002-06-30 Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average TTHM Returned to Compliance
1994-04-01 - 1994-06-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1991-08-01 - 1991-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2016-09-13 - N/A Revised Total Coliform Rule Report Sample Result/Fail Monitor (RTCR) Revised Total Coliform Rule Returned to Compliance

What My Water Data Means


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