Public Water System: University Of Rhode Island

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: RI1858422
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 01
Primary Service Area: School
Primary Source: Ground water
Population Served: 19,145
Contact Information
LAMB, DAVID
LAMB, DAVID
523 PLAINS ROAD
SHERMAN BLDG
KINGSTON, RI 02881

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)
1,4-dioxane

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).

1,4-dioxane
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.07 0.35 0.57902
2014 2014-05-12 0.07 0.35 0.72161

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
strontium 0.3 1500 101.4933 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.3 1500 93.566
2014 2014-11-12 0.3 1500 100.474
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 102.093
2014 2014-05-12 0.3 1500 109.84
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-12 0.09 0 < 0.09
chlorate 20 210 17.899 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 20 210 37.589
2014 2014-11-12 20 210 34.007
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
2014 2014-05-12 20 210 < 20
vanadium 0.2 21 1.6235 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 21 1.932
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 21 2.259
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 1.327
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 21 0.976
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-11-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 40 < 1
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-11-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-12 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.2263 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 0.2
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 0.206
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 0.245
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 0.254
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-12 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-12 0.01 0 < 0.01
chromium 0.2 100 0.1955 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-01-06 0.2 100 0.281
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 0.243
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 100 0.258
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-12 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-12 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-12 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 2014-11-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-12 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-12 0.08 0 < 0.08
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-11-12 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-12 0.06 90 < 0.06

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
RI8101 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.0088mg/L
RI6961 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
RI6215 lead 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 0mg/L
RI4444 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0266mg/L
RI5666 lead 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 0.0105mg/L
RI5380 lead 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 0.0109mg/L
RI4888 lead 2009-01-01 2009-06-30 0.0114mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2008-10-01 - 2008-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Acute (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2005-08-01 - 2005-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
2004-09-01 - 2004-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1997-09-01 - 1997-09-30 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1992-10-01 - 1992-10-31 Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) 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.

Sources


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