Public Water System: Spartanburg Water System (4210001)

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: SC4210001
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 04
Primary Service Area: Wholesaler of Water
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 130,929
Contact Information
TUCK, KEN
TUCK, KEN
SPARTANBURG WATER SYSTEM
PO BOX 251
SPARTANBURG, SC 29304

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
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Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 20 210 220
2014 2014-09-02 20 210 170
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 270
2014 2014-06-04 20 210 240
2014 2014-03-04 20 210 190
2014 2014-03-04 20 210 270
2013 2013-12-09 20 210 450
2013 2013-12-09 20 210 400

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

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Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-06-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-03-04 0.09 0 < 0.09
2013 2013-12-09 0.09 0 < 0.09
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-07-01 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-03-04 0.08 0 < 0.08
2013 2013-12-09 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-04 0.03 0 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-09 0.03 0 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-07-01 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-03-04 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2013 2013-12-09 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-06-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-03-04 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2013 2013-12-09 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-07-01 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-03-04 0.06 90 < 0.06
2013 2013-12-09 0.06 90 < 0.06
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-04 0.02 0 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-09 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-06-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-03-04 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2013 2013-12-09 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-06-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-03-04 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2013 2013-12-09 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-06-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-03-04 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2013 2013-12-09 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-01 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-04 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-09 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-06-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-03-04 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2013 2013-12-09 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-06-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-03-04 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2013 2013-12-09 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-07-01 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-03-04 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2013 2013-12-09 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-04 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-03-04 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-09 1 70 < 1
2013 2013-12-09 1 70 < 1
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-06-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-03-04 0.01 0 < 0.01
2013 2013-12-09 0.01 0 < 0.01
vanadium 0.2 21 0.3688 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 21 0.58
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 21 0.45
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 21 0.42
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 21 0.47
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 21 0.25
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 21 0.23
2013 2013-12-09 0.2 21 0.26
2013 2013-12-09 0.2 21 0.29
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-06-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-03-04 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2013 2013-12-09 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 140 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-09 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-07-01 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-09 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-06-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-03-04 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2013 2013-12-09 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.2013 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0 0.27
2014 2014-09-02 0.03 0 0.21
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-06-04 0.03 0 0.19
2014 2014-03-04 0.03 0 0.23
2014 2014-03-04 0.03 0 0.22
2013 2013-12-09 0.03 0 0.19
2013 2013-12-09 0.03 0 0.14
strontium 0.3 1500 30.875 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.3 1500 41
2014 2014-09-02 0.3 1500 32
2014 2014-06-04 0.3 1500 34
2014 2014-06-04 0.3 1500 31
2014 2014-03-04 0.3 1500 26
2014 2014-03-04 0.3 1500 22
2013 2013-12-09 0.3 1500 32
2013 2013-12-09 0.3 1500 29
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-02 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-06-04 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-04 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-03-04 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-09 1 40 < 1
2013 2013-12-09 1 40 < 1
chromium 0.2 100 0.1625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 100 0.36
2014 2014-09-02 0.2 100 0.23
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 100 < 0.2
2014 2014-06-04 0.2 100 0.2
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 100 0.25
2014 2014-03-04 0.2 100 0.26
2013 2013-12-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
2013 2013-12-09 0.2 100 < 0.2
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-06-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-03-04 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2013 2013-12-09 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2014 2014-09-02 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-06-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-03-04 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2013 2013-12-09 0.0001 0 < 0.0001

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
SC141395 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0mg/L
SC113732 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0mg/L
SC87092 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
1993-07-01 - 1993-09-30 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
1992-02-01 - 1992-02-29 Total Coliform Rule Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known

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