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EF/ ICR Logo Treated Water Levels of Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) for
City of Tempe


Water System Total Trihalomethanes Report
REMINDER: Data Purpose: The ICR data were collected as part of a national research project to support development of national drinking water standards. They should NOT be used to determine local water systems compliance with drinking water standards, nor should they be used to make personal judgements about individual health risks.

Units: Sample measurements are taken in micrograms per Liter (ug/L) and are regulated in milligrams per Liter (mg/L). A microgram per Liter is equivalent to one contaminant part per billion (ppb). A ppb can be thought of as one grain of salt in a swimming pool. Data for Total Trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids 5, and bromate are presented in ppb. 1 mg/L = 1000 ug/L, or 0.080 mg/L = 80 ug/L = 80 ppb, which happens to be the TTHM standard in the Stage 1 DBP Rule.

Calculation in Regulations is Different: Comparisons with compliance calculations based on the existing Total Trihalomethanes standard in CFR Part 141.30 may not be warranted since the standard is based on an annual average of public water system quarterly averages and not on treatment plant results as shown here. Also the results here are based on different types of samples.

Results of Zero: A result of zero may indicate that a sample was analyzed, but that the result was less than the lowest value that the analytical method can reliably report.


Treated Water Levels of TTHM for Papago Wat er Treatment Plant

Water Type Quarter Avg(tthm) (ppb) Min(tthm) (ppb) Max(tthm) (ppb)
Surface Water JUL 1997 - SEP 1997 75.7 67.5 85.8
Surface Water OCT 1997 - DEC 1997 57.4 46.9 75.9
Not Reported JAN 1998 - MAR 1998 NO DATA NO DATA NO DATA
Surface Water APR 1998 - JUN 1998 49 43.2 60.9
Surface Water JUL 1998 - SEP 1998 84.4 68.2 118.7
Surface Water OCT 1998 - DEC 1998 42.3 34.4 53.3


Treated Water Levels of TTHM for South Water Treatment Plant

Water Type Quarter Avg(tthm) (ppb) Min(tthm) (ppb) Max(tthm) (ppb)
Surface Water JUL 1997 - SEP 1997 71.3 68 74.3
Surface Water OCT 1997 - DEC 1997 71.3 68.5 76.4
Surface Water JAN 1998 - MAR 1998 29.8 28 32.1
Surface Water APR 1998 - JUN 1998 54.2 49.7 62.3
Surface Water JUL 1998 - SEP 1998 87.7 79.3 106
Surface Water OCT 1998 - DEC 1998 51.8 46.8 56.3


How does this utility's treated water compare to treated waters nationally for TTHM? Click on "view report" to see the state and national levels of TTHM.

Quarter State Report National Report
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