Richmond, City Of Water System

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PWS Service Information
PWS ID: VA4760100
Type: Community water system
EPA Region: 03
Primary Service Area: Municipality
Primary Source: Surface water
Population Served: 197,000
Contact Information
STEIDEL, ROBERT C.
STEIDEL, ROBERT C.
730 East Broad Street, 6th Floor
RICHMOND, VA 23219
[email protected]

This public water system services 1 municipality in 1 county.

Summary Results


A summary view of tests in which a water contaminant found to exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the EPA.

Maximum Contaminant Levels Exceeded (by year):

2013   (0) 2014   (1) 2015   (1) 2016   (0) 2017   (0) 2018   (0)
chlorate chlorate

Contaminant Detailed Results


This a view of violations of maximum contaminant levels. Use the expanded view see result data for a drinking water contaminant, the minimum level that can be recognized in a test (MRL), and upper limit that is considered healthy (HRL).

chlorate

Year Test Date MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 20 210 450
2015 2015-03-02 20 210 740
2014 2014-12-02 20 210 510
2014 2014-12-02 20 210 550
2014 2014-09-15 20 210 620
2014 2014-09-15 20 210 550
2014 2014-05-27 20 210 1300
2014 2014-05-27 20 210 1400

Other Water Contaminants Tested


The following contaminants were tested and found to be within national EPA guidelines.

Contaminant MRLMinimum Reporting Level HRLHealth Risk Limit Avg Result
chromium 0.2 100 0.5475 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.2 100 1
2015 2015-03-02 0.2 100 0.26
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 100 0.46
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 100 0.38
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 100 0.7
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 100 0.75
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 100 0.42
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 100 0.41
chromium-6 0.03 0 0.2975 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.03 0 0.13
2015 2015-03-02 0.03 0 0.13
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0 0.16
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 0.52
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 0.55
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 0.37
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 0.36
cobalt 1 70 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 1 70 < 1
2015 2015-03-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-12-02 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 70 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 70 < 1
molybdenum 1 40 < 1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 1 40 < 1
2015 2015-03-02 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-02 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-12-02 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-09-15 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 40 < 1
2014 2014-05-27 1 40 < 1
strontium 0.3 1500 93.75 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.3 1500 78
2015 2015-03-02 0.3 1500 68
2014 2014-12-02 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-12-02 0.3 1500 110
2014 2014-09-15 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-09-15 0.3 1500 130
2014 2014-05-27 0.3 1500 59
2014 2014-05-27 0.3 1500 65
vanadium 0.2 21 0.7625 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.2 21 0.81
2015 2015-03-02 0.2 21 0.3
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 21 0.58
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 21 0.58
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 21 1.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 21 1.1
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 21 0.69
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 21 0.84
1,1-dichloroethane 0.03 6.14 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 6.14 < 0.03
1,2,3-trichloropropane 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0.0004 < 0.03
1,3-butadiene 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-12-02 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-09-15 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
2014 2014-05-27 0.1 0.0103 < 0.1
1,4-dioxane 0.07 0.35 < 0.07 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-12-02 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-09-15 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
2014 2014-05-27 0.07 0.35 < 0.07
17-alpha-ethynylestradiol 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-12-02 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-09-15 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
2014 2014-05-27 0.0009 0.035 < 0.0009
17-beta-estradiol 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-12-02 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-09-15 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
2014 2014-05-27 0.0004 0.0009 < 0.0004
4-androstene-3,17-dione 0.0003 0 < 0.0003 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-12-02 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-09-15 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
2014 2014-05-27 0.0003 0 < 0.0003
bromomethane 0.2 140 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 140 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 140 < 0.2
chloromethane 0.2 2.69 < 0.2 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-12-02 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-09-15 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
2014 2014-05-27 0.2 2.69 < 0.2
equilin 0.004 0.35 < 0.004 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-12-02 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-09-15 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
2014 2014-05-27 0.004 0.35 < 0.004
estriol 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-12-02 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-09-15 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
2014 2014-05-27 0.0008 0.35 < 0.0008
estrone 0.002 0.35 < 0.002 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-12-02 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-09-15 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
2014 2014-05-27 0.002 0.35 < 0.002
Halon 1011 0.06 90 < 0.06 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-12-02 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-09-15 0.06 90 < 0.06
2014 2014-05-27 0.06 90 < 0.06
HCFC-22 0.08 0 < 0.08 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-12-02 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-09-15 0.08 0 < 0.08
2014 2014-05-27 0.08 0 < 0.08
PFBS 0.09 0 < 0.09 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-12-02 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-09-15 0.09 0 < 0.09
2014 2014-05-27 0.09 0 < 0.09
PFHpA 0.01 0 < 0.01 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-12-02 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-09-15 0.01 0 < 0.01
2014 2014-05-27 0.01 0 < 0.01
PFHxS 0.03 0 < 0.03 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-12-02 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-09-15 0.03 0 < 0.03
2014 2014-05-27 0.03 0 < 0.03
PFNA 0.02 0 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-02 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-15 0.02 0 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-27 0.02 0 < 0.02
PFOA 0.02 0.07 < 0.02 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-12-02 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-09-15 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
2014 2014-05-27 0.02 0.07 < 0.02
PFOS 0.04 0.07 < 0.04 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-12-02 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-09-15 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
2014 2014-05-27 0.04 0.07 < 0.04
testosterone 0.0001 0 < 0.0001 [+] Expand Test Data
Year Test Date MRL HRL Test Result
2015 2015-03-02 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-12-02 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-09-15 0.0001 0 < 0.0001
2014 2014-05-27 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 level. Lead and copper can be — and often are — deposited in drinking water in between the water facility and your tap.

Sample ID Contaminant Sampling Start Date Sampling End Date Result
VA28567 lead 2017-01-01 2019-12-31 0.0025mg/L
VA24695 lead 2014-01-01 2016-12-31 0.0051mg/L
VA20628 lead 2011-01-01 2013-12-31 0.0055mg/L
VA16311 lead 2008-01-01 2010-12-31 0.005mg/L

Violations


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

Compliance Dates Rule Violation Type Contaminant Name Status
- N/A Total Coliform Rule Maximum Contaminant Level Violation, Monthly (TCR) Coliform (TCR) Known
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloropropane Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Ethylbenzene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular CHLOROBENZENE Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular o-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Styrene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Tetrachloroethylene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Toluene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Xylenes, Total Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Vinyl chloride Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular DICHLOROMETHANE Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,2-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Benzene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Carbon tetrachloride Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,2-Dichloroethane Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular Trichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular p-Dichlorobenzene Returned to Compliance
- N/A Volatile Organic Chemicals Monitoring, Regular cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene Returned to Compliance

Local Water Testing


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Lab Location Zip Code
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS SERVICES LLC RICHMOND, VA 23237
Environmental Hazards Services LLC Richmond, VA 23237
Schneider Laboratories Global, Incorporated Richmond, VA 23220-5117

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