Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Water Quality Report 2016

Distribution Zone NWSA

Definitions & Terms    Notes & Sources of Substances

 

Regulatory Compliance Monitoring at EPTDS

Metals Sample Year Units Detection Zone NWSA City-Wide Maximum
Contaminant
Level (MCL)
MCL Goal
Arsenic 2014 PPB Average
Range
0 3
0-8
10 0
Barium 2014 PPM Average
Range
0 0
0-0.2
2 2
Chromium 2014 PPB Average
Range
0 1
0-8
100 100
Minerals      
Fluoride 2014 PPM Average
Range
0.7 0.5
0.3-1.2
4 4
Nutrients      
Nitrate 2016 PPM as N Average
Range
1.0 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
0.4 0.6
0-2.6
15 15
Uranium 2014 PPB Average
Range
2 3
1-6
30 30

Voluntary Comprehensive Monitoring in Distribution

(Samples taken every three months, 2016 results)

  Zone NWSA    
Metals Units Minimum Average Maximum City Average MCL
Arsenic PPB 0 3 6 3 10
Iron PPM 0 0 0.005 0.007 0.3 a
Manganese PPM 0 0 0.006 0.004 0.05 a
Minerals      
Fluoride PPM 0.2 0.5 0.9 0.4 4.0
Nutrients        
Nitrate PPM as N 0.1 1.1 4.0 0.3 10
General Chemistry      
Alkalinity PPM as CaCO3 97 107 133 106 ~
Bicarbonate PPM as CaCO3 97 106 133 105 ~
Calcium PPM 31 52 62 51 ~
Chloride PPM 8 29 41 32 250 a
Hardness grains/gallon 5.6 8.9 10.7 8.8 ~
Magnesium PPM 4.3 5.9 7.1 5.8 ~
Potassium PPM 3.0 3.5 5.0 3.8 ~
Silica PPM as SiO2 20 31 45 30 ~
Sodium PPM 22 32 59 31 ~
Sulfate PPM 45 74 101 75 250 a
Total Dissolved Solids PPM 242 296 354 295 500 a
Conductance micromhos/cm 381 462 550 463 ~
Free Chlorine Residual PPM 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.8 ~
pH Standard Units 7.2 7.6 8.2 7.7 6.5-8.5 a
Temperature Fahrenheit 45 64 76 65 ~

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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.