Public Water System: West Columbia City Of (3210004)

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: SC3210004
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Wholesaler of Water
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 29,243
Contact Information
CARTER, BRIAN
CARTER, BRIAN
PO BOX 4044
WEST COLUMBIA, SC 29171

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   (1) 2014   (1) 2015   (0)
chlorate 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

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 20 210 190
2014 2014-07-22 20 210 200
2014 2014-07-22 20 210 180
2014 2014-07-22 20 210 200
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 200
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 240
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 230
2014 2014-04-28 20 210 200
2014 2014-01-27 20 210 260
2014 2014-01-27 20 210 240
2014 2014-01-27 20 210 230
2014 2014-01-27 20 210 270
2013 2013-10-29 20 210 280
2013 2013-10-29 20 210 260
2013 2013-10-29 20 210 280
2013 2013-10-29 20 210 270

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
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 2014-07-22 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 2.69 < 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 2014-07-22 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 0.1048 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.07 0.35 0.11
2014 2014-07-22 0.07 0.35 0.28
2014 2014-04-28 0.07 0.35 0.12
2014 2014-04-28 0.07 0.35 0.099
2014 2014-01-27 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-01-27 0.07 0.35 0.15
2013 2013-10-29 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-10-29 0.07 0.35 0.079
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 2014-07-22 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-04-28 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-01-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-29 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-10-29 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
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
chromium 0.2 100 0.0363 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 100 0.58
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 100 < 0.2
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 2014-07-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-07-22 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 70 < 1
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.1191 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 0.15
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 0.076
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 0.091
2014 2014-07-22 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.058
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 0 0.08
2014 2014-02-25 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0 0.17
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0 0.12
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 0 0.15
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 0.13
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 0.16
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 0.13
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 0 0.12
vanadium 0.2 21 1.0606 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 21 0.8
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 21 8.6
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 21 0.6
2014 2014-07-22 0.2 21 0.81
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 0.54
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 0.56
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 0.7
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 21 0.55
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 21 0.56
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 21 0.48
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 21 0.52
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 21 0.48
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 21 0.65
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 21 0.27
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 21 0.6
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 21 0.25
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 2014-07-22 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-04-28 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-01-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-10-29 0.09 0 < 0.09
molybdenum 1 40 0.225 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 1 40 1.2
2014 2014-07-22 1 40 1.1
2014 2014-07-22 1 40 1.3
2014 2014-07-22 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-04-28 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-01-27 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-10-29 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 66 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-07-22 0.3 1500 48
2014 2014-07-22 0.3 1500 380
2014 2014-07-22 0.3 1500 52
2014 2014-07-22 0.3 1500 43
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 44
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 44
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 47
2014 2014-04-28 0.3 1500 45
2014 2014-01-27 0.3 1500 43
2014 2014-01-27 0.3 1500 44
2014 2014-01-27 0.3 1500 42
2014 2014-01-27 0.3 1500 46
2013 2013-10-29 0.3 1500 40
2013 2013-10-29 0.3 1500 49
2013 2013-10-29 0.3 1500 42
2013 2013-10-29 0.3 1500 47
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 2014-07-22 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-04-28 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-01-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-29 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-10-29 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
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 2014-07-22 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-29 0.02 0 < 0.02
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 2014-07-22 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-04-28 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-01-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-10-29 0.2 140 < 0.2
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 2014-07-22 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-04-28 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-01-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-10-29 0.08 0 < 0.08
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 2014-07-22 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-04-28 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-27 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-01-27 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-29 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-10-29 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
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 2014-07-22 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-04-28 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-01-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-10-29 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
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 2014-07-22 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-04-28 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-01-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-10-29 0.01 0 < 0.01
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 2014-07-22 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-04-28 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-27 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-01-27 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-29 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-10-29 0.02 0.07 < 0.02

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
SC141564 lead 2016-07-01 2016-12-31 0.00086mg/L
SC135341 lead 2016-01-01 2016-06-30 0mg/L
SC130023 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0mg/L
SC102020 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0mg/L
SC75053 lead 2007-01-01 2009-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2016-04-01 - 2016-06-30 Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Average Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Returned to Compliance
2002-08-01 - 2002-08-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1994-07-01 - 1994-07-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Returned to Compliance
1993-07-01 - 1993-09-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1993-04-01 - 1993-06-30 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-03-31 Nitrates Monitoring, Regular Nitrate Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-01-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Mercury Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-01-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Barium Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-01-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Cadmium Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-01-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Chromium Returned to Compliance
1993-01-01 - 1993-01-31 Inorganic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Selenium Returned to Compliance
1992-07-01 - 1992-12-31 Lead and Copper Rule Water Quality Parameter M/R Lead and Copper Rule Returned to Compliance
1992-02-01 - 1992-02-29 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1992-02-01 - 1992-02-29 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
1992-01-01 - 1992-01-31 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Minor (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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