Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Water Quality Report 2016

Distribution Zone 1

Definitions & Terms    Notes & Sources of Substances

 

Regulatory Compliance Monitoring at EPTDS

Metals Sample Year Units Detection Zone 1 City-Wide Maximum
Contaminant
Level (MCL)
MCL Goal
Arsenic 2014 PPB Average
Range
8 3
0-8
10 0
Barium 2014 PPM Average
Range
0 0
0-0.2
2 2
Chromium 2014 PPB Average
Range
2 1
0-8
100 100
Minerals      
Fluoride 2014 PPM Average
Range
0.5 0.5
0.3-1.2
4 4
Nutrients      
Nitrate 2016 PPM as N Average
Range
0.3 0.3
0-3.0
10 10
Organics      
Total Xylenes 2014 PPM Average
Range
0 0.005
0-0.014
10 10
Radionuclides      
Gross Alpha Particle Activity 2014 pCi/L Average
Range
1.7 0.6
0-2.6
15 15
Uranium 2014 PPB Average
Range
5 3
1-6
30 30

Voluntary Comprehensive Monitoring in Distribution

(Samples taken every three months, 2016 results)

  Zone 1    
Metals Units Minimum Average Maximum City Average MCL
Arsenic PPB 1 3 5 3 10
Iron PPM 0 0.007 0.013 0.007 0.3 a
Manganese PPM 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 a
Minerals      
Fluoride PPM 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 4.0
Nutrients        
Nitrate PPM as N 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 10
General Chemistry      
Alkalinity PPM as CaCO3 101 106 112 106 ~
Bicarbonate PPM as CaCO3 100 105 112 105 ~
Calcium PPM 49 56 63 51 ~
Chloride PPM 34 35 37 32 250 a
Hardness grains/gallon 8.7 9.9 11.0 8.8 ~
Magnesium PPM 6.4 6.9 7.5 5.8 ~
Potassium PPM 3.0 3.8 5.0 3.8 ~
Silica PPM as SiO2 21 30 44 30 ~
Sodium PPM 26 27 29 31 ~
Sulfate PPM 64 81 97 75 250 a
Total Dissolved Solids PPM 274 303 328 295 500 a
Conductance micromhos/cm 449 481 495 463 ~
Free Chlorine Residual PPM 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.8 ~
pH Standard Units 7.4 7.6 7.6 7.7 6.5-8.5 a
Temperature Fahrenheit 48 65 80 65 ~

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.