Following its standing plan to frequently monitor the water supply for hexavalent chromium, the City of Paramount has undergone its 12th round of monthly testing. This regular schedule has exceeded most federal and state standards.
The results from October showed a level of hexavalent chromium at 0.0733 ug/l. The samples for November indicate a level of 0.165 ug/l.*
“The month of November marks one year of the City actively partnering with regulatory agencies to investigate potential sources of pollution in our environment,” said Mayor of Paramount Peggy Lemons. “Part of this aggressive response was increased water testing. The dozen results we have collected show excellent evidence that our water is clean and safe for our residents to drink, as it always has been. The City will continue to monitor these results to safeguard our community and our environment.”
The results for November and previous months can be viewed on the Hexavalent Chromium Test Results page.
*Earlier this year, the State MCL of 10 PPB for hexavalent chromium in water supplies was challenged in court by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association and the Solano County Taxpayers Association. As a result of findings that the State failed to consider economic factors when implementing the MCL, the 10 PPB MCL has been eliminated. The State will continue to enforce a MCL for Total Chromium of 50 PPB; “Total Chromium” refers to chromium in all its forms, including hexavalent chromium as well as other non-harmful chromium. In the 2016 Consumer Confidence Report, the City of Paramount reported 0.12 PPB in Total Chromium in the water supply.