Confidence Report 4

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Other Monitoring

Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UMCR):

Unregulated contaminants are those for which the EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted.  In addition to testing we are required to perform, our water system voluntarily tests for hundreds of additional substances and microscopic organisms to make certain our water is safe and of high quality. If you are interested in a more detailed report or have any questions about West View Water Authority and our water quality, contact Scott McNicol, West View Water Authority Assistant Production Manager at (412) 931-3292.

 

Unregulated Contaminant Date Tested  Unit
Detection Limit  Average  Range Major Sources
Violation
Strontium Year 2015 ppb 0.3 110 110 Naturally-occurring element used in making CRT televisions. NO
Chromium, Hexavadent Year 2016 ppb 0.03 0.05 0.04 – 0.06 Naturally-occurring element used in making steel and other alloys. NO
Bromide Year 2016 ppb 10 46 21 – 93 Naturally-occurring element; used in hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from shale.

NO

 

Additional Testing:

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs):  No VOCs were detected during the 2016 reporting year.

 

Radiological Analysis: Radiological Analysis was conducted during the 2011 reporting year, resulting in non-detects for all parameters.

 

For more information, please contact Kelly Hays, WVWA Environmental Compliance Coordinator, at 412-931-3292.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or email.

 

Download – WVWA 2017 Consumer Confidence Report

 

 

West View Water Authority is committed to providing residents with a safe and reliable supply of high-quality drinking water.  The water produced by the Authority continues to meet strict state and federal standards for both appearance and safety.  This annual “Consumer Confidence Report,” required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), tells you where your water comes from, what our tests show about it, and other things you should know about drinking water.

Public participation in decisions about our drinking water is encouraged at our board meetings held the third Wednesday of each month.  Please check your local news media for dates and times, or call (412) 931-3292 for more information.  Water Quality Data for water systems in Allegheny County can be found on the Internet at http://www.drinkingwater.state.pa.us/ .