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Water Quality Characteristics

Typical Characteristic Reported As Tap Water Tap Limits River Water

A. Physical Characteristics

Color True CU 3 15 10
Conductivity at 25°C umhos/cm 488 none 491
pH   8.27 6.5 8.16
Temperature C 13.7 none 9.4
Turbidity NTU 0.1 1 (0.3) 3.1

B. Inorganic Constituents

Aluminum mg Al/L 0.013 0.1 0.056
Arsenic mg As/L 0.0004 0.010 0.0010
Barium mg Ba/L 0.054 1.0 0.084
Boron mg B/L 0.02 5.0 0.02
Cadmium mg Cd/L <0.00001 0.005 0.00002
Calcium mg Ca/L 43 none 46
M-Alkalinity mg CaCO3/L 142 500 167
P-Alkalinity mg CaCO3/L <1 none <1
Carbonate mg CO3/L <1 none <1
Bicarbonate mg HCO3/L 173 none 203
Total Hardness mg CaCO3/L 182 800 191
Chloride mg Cl/L 13 250 10
Chlorine Residual mg Cl2/L 2.01 3.0A NR*
Chromium mg Cr/L <0.0005 0.05 <0.0005
Copper mg Cu/L 0.0026 1.0 0.0014
Cynaide mg CN/L

<0.001

0.2

NR*

Fluoride mg F/L 0.63 1.5 0.14
Iron mg Fe/L 0.0052 0.3 0.0515
Lead mg Pb/L <0.0001 0.01 <0.0001
Magnesium mg Mg/L 19 200 19
Manganese mg Mn/L <0.0005 0.05 0.013
Mercury mg Hg/L <0.00001 0.001 <0.00001
Potassium mg K/L 3.1 none 3.0
Selenium mg Se/L 0.0005 0.01 NR*
Silver mg Ag/L <0.00005 none <0.00005
Sodium mg Na/L 26 200 27
Sulfate mg SO4/L 89 500 78
Uranium mg U/L 0.0012 0.02 0.0012
Zinc mg Zn/L 0.0030 5.0 0.0017

C. Nutrient Constituents

Ammonia mg N/L 0.86 none 0.04
Nitrate (& Nitrite) mg NO3/L 1.1 45 0.9
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen mg N/L 1.12 none 0.40
Soluble Ortho Phosphate mg P/L 0.01 none 0.01
Total Phosphate mg P/L <0.01 none <0.01

D. Organic Constituents

Biological Oxygen Demand   5 day mg /L NR* none <3
Dissolved Organic Carbon mg C/L 3.0 none 3.5
Total Dissolved Solids mg /L 367 1500 385
Total Suspended Solids mg /L <1 none 7
Volatile Suspended Solids mg /L <1 none 2

E. Microbiological

Chlorophyll-a mg /L NR* none 0.0022
Fecal Coliform CFU/100ml 0 0 54
Fecal Streptococcus CFU/100ml NR* 0 89
Heterotrophic Plate Count CFU/mL 0 500 388
Total Coliform CFU/100ml 0 0 241

F. Total Trihalomethanes

ug/L THM 41 100 NR*
G. Pesticide Scan, H. Organic Scan, I. Radiochemicals
Concentrations less than detection limits for all constituents tested or below the Provincial Permit To Operate limits.

A - As Chloramine
NR* - not required or not applicable by our Provincial Permit to Operate