The City of Paramount tested its water supply for hexavalent chromium on October 2, 2017. This was the City’s 11th round of testing since December 2016, exceeding most federal and state standards that require such testing once every three years.
The results for September showed a level of hexavalent chromium at 0.053 ug/l. In comparison, the samples for the month of October indicate a level of 0.0733 ug/l. Both of these amounts are well below California’s Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 ug/l.
“With nearly a dozen positive rounds of testing, we have developed a detailed baseline for monitoring the health and cleanliness of our water,” said Mayor Peggy Lemons. “Further, we are still collaborating with AQMD and other agencies to make sure the quality of our air and soil match up to regulatory standards. The City is dedicated to remaining vigilant in our oversight and ensuring that all aspects of our environment – water, air, and soil – stay in compliance with state and federal regulations.”
The results for October and previous months can be viewed on the Hexavalent Chromium Test Results page.