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Water Report
                  89. HAA5 [Haloacetic acids]
N
14.9 – 47.0
ppb
n/a
60
          91. Vinyl Chloride
N
< 0.5
ppb
0
2
Discharge from petroleum factories; discharge from chemical factories
               92. Xylenes
N
< 0.5
ppb
1000
1000
       Total Organic Carbon
        N
ppm
n/a
             Lead and Copper Analysis ( Most recent monitoring period 2013)*
 Contaminant
 Unit of Measurement
 MCLG
  MCL
90th Percentile Level Found
   Action Level Exceeded
 Samples > AL
  Typical Source of Contamination
  Copper
  ppm
  1.3
 AL= 1.3
     0.087
  No
  0
 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives
    Lead
  ppb
   0
  AL=15
  7.7
 No
   0
  Analysis frequency is every three years; thirty samples are collected from the distribution system
New data will be collected during the summer of 2016. It will be in the next CCR report
Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Salem Water Department is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap 30 seconds to 2 minutes or until it becomes cold or reaches a steady temperature before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your tested. Information on lead in drinking, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://ww.epa.gov./safewater/lead.
By-product of drinking water chlorination
               90. Toluene
N
< 0.5
ppm
1
1
Discharge from petroleum factories
Leaching from PVC piping; discharge from plastics factories
     93. Methyl Tert Butyl Ether (MTBE)
Gasoline additive, found in leaking underground storage tanks
        N
<5
ppb
n/a
n/a
                94. Total Organic Carbon
0.73 – 1.53
Treatment Technique (see note #94)
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program Data
Naturally present in the environment
       Contaminant Violation Level Unit of MCLG MCL Likely source of contamination Y/N Detected Measurement
   1,2,3-Trichloropropane N ND ppb -- -- Used in paint, varnish remover, solvents and degreasing agents
   1,3-Butadiene N ND ppb -- -- Used in rubber manufacturing and occurs as a gas
   Chloromethane N ND ppb -- -- By-product that can form when chlorine used to disinfect drinking water
   1,1-Dichloroethane N ND ppb -- -- Used as a solvent
   Bromomethane N ND ppb -- -- Used as a fumigant on soil before planting, on crops after harvest
   Chlorodifluoromethane N ND ppb     -- -- Used as a refrigerant
      Bromochloromethane N ND ppb -- -- Used as a fire extinguishing fluid, as a solvent in the making of pesticides
   Perfluorooctanesulfonic N ND ppb -- -- Used in firefighting foam, floor polish, as a acid pesticide active ingredient
   Perfluorooctanoic acid N ND ppb -- -- Used cleaners, cosmetics, greases, paints, lubricants
   Perfluorononanoic acid N ND ppb -- -- Used in products to make them stain, grease, heat and water resistant
   Perfluorohexanesulfonic N ND ppb -- -- Used in products to make them stain, grease, heat acid and water resistant
   Perfluoroheptanoic acid N ND ppb -- -- Used in products to make them stain, grease, heat and water resistant
   Perfluorobutanesulfonic N ND ppb -- -- Used in products to make them stain, grease, heat acid and water resistant
   1,4 -Dioxane N ND ppb -- -- Used in the production of paper, cotton, textile products, cosmetics, shampoos
   Chlorate N ND ppb -- -- Agricultural defoliant or desiccant
   Vanadium N 0.320-0.370 ppb -- -- Naturally occurring elemental metal
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