The City of Paramount’s latest monthly testing of its water supply for hexavalent chromium took place in May 2017, the sixth time since the new schedule was begun. This recurring testing continues to exceed both federal and state standards that require testing for the specific metal once per year for all cities in California.
Last month, the test results showed hexavalent chromium to be at 0.104 ug/l. The samples taken on May 8, 2017 indicate a level of 0.126 ug/l, which is well below the state’s Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 ug/l.
“This month marks half a year of City testing for hexavalent chromium in the water supply on a monthly basis,” commented Mayor Peggy Lemons. “Our drinking water has always been safe and exceeds state and federal standards. Our testing for hexavalent chromium has successfully reinforced this fact. The City is committed to being proactive in protecting our residents.”
Over the last six months, the test results have amounted to less than 1 ug/l each month. These results are also far below the 10 ug/l MCL for California.
The results for May and previous months can be viewed on the Hexavalent Chromium Test Results page.