Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Water Quality Report 2015

Distribution Zone 5

Definitions & Terms    Notes & Sources of Substances

 

Regulatory Compliance Monitoring at EPTDS

Metals Sample Year Units Detection Zone 5 City-Wide Maximum
Contaminant
Level (MCL)
MCL Goal
Arsenic 2014 PPB Average
Range
5 3
ND-8
10 0
Barium 2014 PPM Average
Range
ND ND
ND-0.2
2 2
Chromium 2014 PPB Average
Range
ND ND
ND-8
100 100
Minerals      
Fluoride 2014 PPM Average
Range
0.5 0.5
0.3-1.2
4 4
Nutrients      
Nitrate 2015 PPM as N Average
Range
0.1 0.5
ND-3.1
10 10
Radionuclides      
Gross Alpha Particle Activity 2014 pCi/L Average
Range
ND 1.3
ND-5.0
15 15
Uranium 2014 PPB Average
Range
ND 3
1-6
30 30

Voluntary Comprehensive Monitoring in Distribution

(Samples taken every three months, 2015 results)

  Zone 5    
Metals Units Minimum Average Maximum City Average MCL
Arsenic PPB 1 4 7 3 10
Iron PPM ND 0.008 0.013 0.007 0.3 a
Manganese PPM ND 0.007 0.015 0.007 0.05 a
Minerals      
Fluoride PPM 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 4.0
Nutrients        
Nitrate PPM as N ND 0.2 0.3 0.4 10
General Chemistry      
Alkalinity PPM as CaCO3 93 113 128 108 ~
Bicarbonate PPM as CaCO3 93 113 127 107 ~
Calcium PPM 35 44 55 50 ~
Chloride PPM 15 24 36 33 250 a
Hardness grains/gallon 7.1 8.1 9.4 8.7 ~
Magnesium PPM 5.6 6.7 8.3 5.7 ~
Potassium PPM 3.0 5.0 7.0 3.7 ~
Silica PPM as SiO2 22 45 63 33 ~
Sodium PPM 26 31 35 31 ~
Sulfate PPM 60 66 77 70 250 a
Total Dissolved Solids PPM 280 290 302 313 500 a
Conductance micromhos/cm 432 448 478 462 ~
Free Chlorine Residual PPM 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 ~
pH Standard Units 7.4 7.8 8.0 7.6 6.5-8.5 a
Temperature Fahrenheit 59 66 73 67 ~

a -

Represents the USEPA Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL). Secondary Drinking Water Standards are unenforceable federal guidelines regarding taste, odor, color and certain other non-aesthetic effects of drinking water. USEPA recommends them as reasonable goals, but federal law does not require water systems to comply with them.