Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Water Quality Report 2017

Distribution Zone 5

Definitions & Terms    Notes & Sources of Substances

 

Regulatory Compliance Monitoring at EPTDS

Metals Sample
Collection
Years
Units Detection Zone 5 City-Wide Maximum
Contaminant
Level (MCL)
MCL Goal
Arsenic 2017 PPB Average
Range
3 2
0-9
10 0
Barium 2017 PPM Average
Range
0 0
0-0.2
2 2
Chromium 2017 PPB Average
Range
0 1
0-8
100 100
Minerals      
Fluoride 2017 PPM Average
Range
0.45 0.48
0.25-1.24
4 4
Nutrients      
Nitrate 2017 PPM as N Average
Range
0.13 0.38
0-2.99
10 10
Organics      
Total Xylenes 2017 PPM Average
Range
0 0.0001
0-0.0031
10 10
Radionuclides      
Radium 226 + 228 2014-2017 pCi/L Average
Range
0.11 0.16
0-0.41
5 0
Gross Alpha Particle Activity 2014-2017 pCi/L Average
Range
0.1 0.8
0-2.5
15 15
Uranium 2014-2017 PPB Average
Range
3 2
0-9
30 30

Voluntary Comprehensive Monitoring in Distribution

(Samples taken every three months, 2017 results)

  Zone 5    
Metals Units Minimum Average Maximum City Average MCL
Arsenic PPB 0 1 1 2 10
Chromium PPB 0 0 1 1 100
Iron PPM 0 0 0 0.004 0.300 a
Minerals      
Fluoride PPM 0.23 0.29 0.36 0.37 4.0
Nutrients        
Nitrate PPM as N 0.10 0.17 0.24 0.33 10
General Chemistry      
Alkalinity PPM as CaCO3 81 91 104 97 ~
Bicarbonate PPM as CaCO3 80 91 104 97 ~
Calcium PPM 43 54 61 50 ~
Chloride PPM 31 35 43 33 250 a
Hardness grains/gallon 7.3 9.3 10.4 8.6 ~
Magnesium PPM 4.0 5.6 6.8 5.5 ~
Potassium PPM 2.0 2.8 3.0 3.2 ~
Silica PPM as SiO2 18 21 24 27 ~
Sodium PPM 19 23 30 28 ~
Sulfate PPM 50 74 91 72 250 a
Total Dissolved Solids PPM 230 274 306 282 500 a
Conductance micromhos/cm 352 440 494 439 ~
Free Chlorine Residual PPM 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.8 ~
pH Standard Units 7.5 7.6 7.9 7.6 6.5-8.5 a
Temperature Fahrenheit 51 63 78 66 ~

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.