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Posted on: September 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Chromium 6 in New Jersey’s Drinking Water

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Over the last few days you may have read news stories regarding Chromium 6 in New Jersey’s drinking water. The USEPA does not have specific drinking water regulations for chromium-6, only total chromium, which includes consideration of the health effects due to chromium-6. American Water routinely tests its water supply for total chromium and all results have been in compliance with the USEPA standards. We are also voluntarily sample for chromium-6 in accordance with USEPA guidance.

American Water is supporting national research through the Water Research Foundation to better monitor and treat for chromium-6. The USEPA is also conducting a rigorous and comprehensive review of health effects of chromium-6. Our water quality experts are closely following this research and if necessary, will be ready to implement changes in our testing and treatment.

Water quality results on chrome-6 and other parameters can be found on American Water’s website . Enter your zip code or city/state to get information on your specific water quality. There you will find the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and a basic water quality summary with links to additional information on chrome-6.”

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