Public Water System: Brownsville Public Utilities Board

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: TX0310001
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 06
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 176,362
Contact Information
OCEGUERA, EDNA
OCEGUERA, EDNA
PO BOX 3270
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78523-3270

This public water system services 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   (0) 2015   (3)
strontium
chlorate
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).

strontium

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.3 1500 1500
2015 2015-11-10 0.3 1500 1570
2015 2015-11-10 0.3 1500 1750
2015 2015-11-10 0.3 1500 1700
2015 2015-09-24 0.3 1500 1660
2015 2015-08-20 0.3 1500 1660
2015 2015-08-20 0.3 1500 1500
2015 2015-08-20 0.3 1500 1620
2015 2015-05-27 0.3 1500 1740
2015 2015-05-27 0.3 1500 1790
2015 2015-05-27 0.3 1500 1750
2015 2015-05-27 0.3 1500 1710
2015 2015-02-25 0.3 1500 2300
2015 2015-02-25 0.3 1500 2430
2015 2015-02-25 0.3 1500 2350
2015 2015-02-25 0.3 1500 2240

chlorate

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 20 210 195
2015 2015-11-10 20 210 133
2015 2015-11-10 20 210 131
2015 2015-11-10 20 210 63.1
2015 2015-09-24 20 210 234
2015 2015-08-20 20 210 192
2015 2015-08-20 20 210 200
2015 2015-08-20 20 210 183
2015 2015-05-27 20 210 198
2015 2015-05-27 20 210 236
2015 2015-05-27 20 210 257
2015 2015-05-27 20 210 216
2015 2015-02-25 20 210 105
2015 2015-02-25 20 210 66.1
2015 2015-02-25 20 210 47.5
2015 2015-02-25 20 210 41.3

1,4-dioxane

Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2015 2015-11-10 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2015 2015-08-20 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.143
2015 2015-08-20 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.183
2015 2015-05-27 0.07 0.3499999940395355 0.441
2015 2015-05-27 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-25 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07
2015 2015-02-25 0.07 0.3499999940395355 < 0.07

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRL HRL Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.0723 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-09-24 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 100 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 100 0.226
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 100 0.285
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 100 0.215
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 100 0.231
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 100 < 0.2
chromium-6 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-09-24 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-11-10 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-09-24 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-20 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-20 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-08-20 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-27 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-27 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-27 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-05-27 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-25 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-25 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-25 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-02-25 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 6.74 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 1 40 6.47
2015 2015-11-10 1 40 6.32
2015 2015-11-10 1 40 6.58
2015 2015-11-10 1 40 6.53
2015 2015-09-24 1 40 5.97
2015 2015-08-20 1 40 5.83
2015 2015-08-20 1 40 5.55
2015 2015-08-20 1 40 5.76
2015 2015-05-27 1 40 6.51
2015 2015-05-27 1 40 6.61
2015 2015-05-27 1 40 6.43
2015 2015-05-27 1 40 6.44
2015 2015-02-25 1 40 8.43
2015 2015-02-25 1 40 8.54
2015 2015-02-25 1 40 7.93
2015 2015-02-25 1 40 7.94
vanadium 0.2 21 1.995 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 21 2.24
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 21 1.79
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 21 2.47
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 21 1.64
2015 2015-09-24 0.2 21 2.69
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 21 2.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 21 2.22
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 21 1.78
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 21 2.5
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 21 2.68
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 21 2.84
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 21 2.04
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 21 1.32
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 21 1.3
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 21 1.16
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 21 1.22
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 6.139999866485596 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0.00039999998989515007 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-11-10 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-08-20 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-08-20 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-27 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-05-27 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-25 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
2015 2015-02-25 0.1 0.010300000198185444 < 0.1
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-11-10 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-08-20 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-08-20 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-05-27 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-05-27 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-02-25 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
2015 2015-02-25 0.0009 0.03500000014901161 < 0.0009
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-11-10 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-08-20 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-08-20 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-05-27 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-05-27 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-02-25 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
2015 2015-02-25 0.0004 0.0008999999845400453 < 0.0004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-11-10 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-08-20 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-08-20 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-05-27 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-05-27 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-02-25 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2015 2015-02-25 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-11-10 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-08-20 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-05-27 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
2015 2015-02-25 0.2 2.690000057220459 < 0.2
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-11-10 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-08-20 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-08-20 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-05-27 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-05-27 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-02-25 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
2015 2015-02-25 0.004 0.3499999940395355 < 0.004
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-11-10 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-08-20 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-08-20 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-05-27 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-05-27 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-02-25 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
2015 2015-02-25 0.0008 0.3499999940395355 < 0.0008
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-11-10 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-08-20 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-08-20 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-05-27 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-05-27 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-02-25 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
2015 2015-02-25 0.002 0.3499999940395355 < 0.002
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-11-10 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-08-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-08-20 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-05-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
2015 2015-02-25 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-11-10 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-08-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-08-20 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-05-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
2015 2015-02-25 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-11-10 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-08-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-08-20 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-05-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
2015 2015-02-25 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-11-10 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-08-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-08-20 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-05-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
2015 2015-02-25 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-11-10 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-08-20 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
2015 2015-02-25 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-11-10 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-20 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-25 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-11-10 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-20 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-08-20 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-27 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-05-27 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-25 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
2015 2015-02-25 0.02 0.07000000029802322 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-11-10 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-08-20 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-08-20 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-27 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-05-27 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-25 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
2015 2015-02-25 0.04 0.07000000029802322 < 0.04
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-11-10 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-11-10 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-08-20 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-08-20 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-05-27 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-05-27 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-02-25 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2015 2015-02-25 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
TX93148 lead 2013-01-01 2015-12-31 0.002mg/L
TX69860 lead 2010-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0018mg/L
TX70890 lead 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 0.0018mg/L
TX36467 lead 2006-01-01 2008-12-31 0.0019mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
2008-12-01 - 2008-12-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
2005-01-01 - 2005-01-31 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule Returned to Compliance
- N/A Surface Water Treatment Rule Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) Surface Water Treatment Rule Known
- N/A Surface Water Treatment Rule Notification, Public Surface Water Treatment Rule Known

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