The City of Paramount tested its water supply for hexavalent chromium on July 3, 2017. This eighth round of testing follows the City’s standing plan of ensuring the community’s water is well within safe levels of the metal. Although there are federal and state standards that require such testing once every three years, the City is committed to re-confirming the safe levels for the foreseeable future.
The test results for June showed a level of hexavalent chromium at 0.10 ug/l. The samples for July indicate a level of 0.105 ug/l, which is well below the state’s Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 ug/l.
“We will continue monitoring the water supply on a month-to-month basis to make sure we are in compliance with all state and federal regulations,” said Mayor of Paramount Peggy Lemons. “The City wants to ensure that all residents have access to safe and healthy water.”
The results for July and previous months can be viewed on the Hexavalent Chromium Test Results page.