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Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board) Water Quality Report

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Sources Of Drinking Water in Clay, NY - Metropolitan Water Board

Where does Clay, NY & Metropolitan Water Board's water come from?  Metropolitan Water Board treats water originating from Lake Ontario near the City of Oswego. In 2015, approximately 18.19 million gallons per day of water came from Lake Ontario. 

Towns & Villiages served: Camillus, Cicero, Clay, DeWitt, Elbridge, Geddes, Lafayette, Lysander, Manlius, Marcellus, Onondaga, Otisco,  Pompey,  Salina, Skaneateles,  Spafford, Syracuse, Tully, Van Buren.

Is Metropolitan Water Board's water safe to drink? Does Clay (Metropolitan Water Board) put fluoride in the water?

Source: Clay, NY - Metropolitan Water Board

Contaminants Found in Clay's Water Supply

(Detected above health guidelines)

Bromodichloromethane

Bromodichloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromodichloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

Bromoform

Bromoform, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromoform and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

Chloroform

Chloroform, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Chloroform and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

Chromium (hexavalent)

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater.

Dibromochloromethane

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water.

Dichloroacetic acid

Dichloroacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

Radiological contaminants   

This utility detected Radium, combined (-226 & -228), Radium-226, Radium-228 & Uranium. Radiological contaminants leach into water from certain minerals and from mining. Drinking water contamination with radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer and may harm fetal development.

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Trihalomethanes are cancer-causing contaminants that form during water treatment with chlorine and other disinfectants. The total trihalomethanes group includes four chemicals: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform.

Trichloroacetic acid

Trichloroacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. 

Fluoride

Fluoride occurs naturally in surface and groundwater and is also added to drinking water by many water systems. The fluoride that is added to water is not the naturally occurring kind, the main chemicals used to fluoridate drinking water are known as “silicofluorides” (i.e., hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium fluorosilicate). Silicofluorides are not pharmaceutical-grade fluoride products; they are unprocessed industrial by-products of the phosphate fertilizer industry (Gross!). Since these silicofluorides undergo no purification procedures, they can contain elevated levels of arsenic — moreso than any other water treatment chemical. In addition, recent research suggests that the addition of silicofluorides to water is a risk factor for elevated lead exposure, particularly among residents who live in homes with old pipes.

Potential Health Effects of Consuming These Contaminants

Health risks of bromodichloromethane in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.4 ppb for bromodichloromethane was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Health risks of bromoform in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.5 ppb for bromoform was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Health risks of chloroform in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 1 ppb for chloroform was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Health risks of chromium (hexavalent) in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Health risks of dichloroacetic acid in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.7 ppb for dichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Health risks of radiological contaminants in excess of health guidelines

Birth defects: Drinking water contamination with radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer and may harm fetal development.

Health risks of trihalomethanes in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.8 ppb for trihalomethanes was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a draft public health goal, the level of drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Health risks of trichloroacetic acid in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.5 ppb for trichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Health risks of dibromochloromethane  in excess of health guidelines

Cancer & Birth Defects: Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

Contaminant Levels in Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board) Compared to Other Regions

Bromodichloromethane

- Health Guideline: 0.06 ppb

 - State: 4.83 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 10.6 ppb

 - National: 4.38 ppb

Bromoform

- Health Guideline: 0.5 ppb

 - State: 1.17 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 0.993 ppb

 - National: 1.77 ppb

Chloroform

 - Health Guideline: 1.0 ppb

 - State: 16.4 ppb

 - National: 11.4 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 20.1 ppb

Chromium (hexavalent)

 - Health Guideline: 0.02 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 0.141 ppb

 - State: 0.143 ppb

 - National: 0.782 ppb

Dibromochloromethane  

 - Health Guideline: 0.1 ppb

 - State: 2.71 ppb

 - National: 3.01 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 6.89 ppb

Dichloroacetic acid

 - Health Guideline: 0.7 ppb

 - State: 5.57 ppb

 - National: 6.00 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 7.24 ppb

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

 - Health Guideline: 0.8 ppb

 - State: 26.1 ppb

 - National: 23.4 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 38.6 ppb

Trichloroacetic acid

 - Health Guideline: 0.5 ppb

 - State: 5.81 ppb

 - National: 4.93 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 7.35 ppb

Fluoride

 - Legal Limit: 4 ppb

 - State: 0.160 ppb

 - National: 0.440 ppb

 - Clay, NY (Metropolitan Water Board): 0.580 ppb

 

Radiological contaminants  

No information available about this contaminant but it cannot be good. This utility detected Radium, combined (-226 & -228)  & Uranium. Radiological contaminants leach into water from certain minerals and from mining. Drinking water contamination with radioactive substances increases the risk of cancer and may harm fetal development.

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