1999 Annual Report on Public Water Supply Violations

Appendix A: Violations Table (with State Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) Codes)

Definitions for Violation Table

STATE New York
REPORTING
INTERVAL
1/1/99 - 12/31/99

NOTE: The data presented in this report is not a complete compilation of all violations in 1999 since the Department's old Safewater database, which was not Y2K compliant, was discontinued in June 1999. The new replacement database Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) is currently on line and the majority of the violations reported in 1999 have been transferred to SDWIS. Any remaining violations to be transferred will be reported with the 2000 annual report. An empty block signifies that no violations were reported in SDWIS.

SDWIS Codes   MCL (mg/l) * MCLs Treatment Techniques Significant
Monitoring/Reporting
Number of Violations Number of
Systems With
Violations
Number of
Violations
Number of
Systems With
Violations
Number of
Violations
Number of
Systems With
Violations
  Organic Contaminants              
2981 1,1,1-Trichloroethane 0.005            
2977 1,1-Dichloroethylene 0.005            
2985 1,1,2-Trichloroethane 0.005            
2378 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene 0.005            
2931 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) 0.0002            
2980 1,2-Dichloroethane 0.005            
2983 1,2-Dichloropropane 0.005            
2063 2,3,7,8-TCDD (Dioxin) 3x10-8            
2110 2,4,5-TP 0.01            
2105 2,4-D 0.05            
2265 Acrylamide              
2051 Alachlor 0.002            
2050 Atrazine 0.003            
2990 Benzene 0.005            
2306 Benzo[a]pyrene 0.0002            
2046 Carbofuran 0.04            
2982 Carbon tetrachloride 0.005            
2959 Chlordane 0.002            
2380 cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene 0.005            
2031 Dalapon 0.05            
2035 Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate 0.005            
2039 Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate 0.006            
2964 Dichloromethane 0.005            
2041 Dinoseb 0.007            
2032 Diquat 0.02            
2033 Endothall 0.05            
2005 Endrin 0.002            
2257 Epichlorohydrin              
2992 Ethylbenzene 0.005            
2946 Ethylene dibromide 0.00005            
2034 Glyphosphate 0.05            
2065 Heptachlor 0.0004            
2067 Heptachlor epoxide 0.0002            
2274 Hexachlorobenzene 0.001            
2042 Hexachlorcyclopentadiene 0.005            
2010 Lindane 0.0002            
2015 Methoxychlor 0.04            
2989 Monochlorobenzene 0.005            
2968 o-Dichlorobenzene 0.005            
2969 para-Dichlorobenzene 0.00005            
2383 Total polychlorinated biphenyls 0.0005            
2326 Pentachlorophenol 0.001            
2987 Tetrachloroethylene 0.005            
2984 Trichloroethylene 0.005            
2996 Styrene 0.005            
2991 Toluene 0.005            
2979 trans-1,2-dichloroethylene 0.005            
2955 Xylenes (total) 0.005            
2020 Toxaphene 0.003            
2036 Oxamyl (Vydate) 0.05            
2040 Picloram 0.05            
2037 Simazine 0.004            
2976 Vinyl chloride 0.002            
2867 meta-Dichlorobenzene 0.005            
2978 1,1-Dichloroethane 0.005            
2251 Methyl tertiary butyl ether 0.05            
2248 Naphthalene 0.05            
2988 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 0.005            
                 
2950 Total trihalomethanes 0.10 1 1        
  Inorganic Contaminants              
1074 Antimony 0.006            
1005 Arsenic 0.05            
1094 Asbestos 7 million fibers/l >10 um long            
1010 Barium 2            
1075 Beryllium 0.004            
1015 Cadmium 0.005            
1020 Chromium 0.1            
1024 Cyanide (as free cyanide) 0.2            
1025 Fluoride 2.2            
1035 Mercury 0.002            
1040 Nitrate 10 (as Nitrogen) 43 43        
1041 Nitrite 1 (as Nitrogen)            
1045 Selenium 0.05            
1085 Thallium 0.002            
1038 Total Nitrate and Nitrite 10 (as Nitrogen)            
  Radionuclide MCLs              
4000 Gross alpha 15 pCi/l 1 1        
4010 Radium-226 and radium-228 5 pCi/l 1 1        
4101 Gross beta 4 mrem/yr            
  Subtotal   46 46        
  Total Coliform Rule              
21 Acute MCL violation Presence 16 16        
22 Non-acute MCL violation Presence 27 27        
23,25 Major routine and follow up monitoring              
28 Sanitary Survey **              
  Subtotal   43 43        
  Surface Water Treatment Rule              
  Filtered systems              
36 Monitoring, routine/repeat              
41 Treatment techniques       16 16    
  Unfiltered systems              
31 Monitoring, routine/repeat              
42 Failure to filter       123 108**    
  Subtotal       139 124    
  Lead and Copper Rule              
51 Initial lead and copper tap M/R           9 9
52 Follow-up or routine lead and copper tap M/R              
58,62 Treatment Installation       7 7    
65 Public education       29 29    
  Subtotal       36 36 9 9
71 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)       392 392    
*  Values are in milligrams per liter (mg/l), unless otherwise specified.
** 15 Systems Returned to Compliance During 1999 (See Appendix F).