Summary of Drinking Water Samples Tested by the Penn State Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory

Berks County

9/12/2007 - 7/6/2020, 282 Samples

Test Parameter Units Number of Samples Tested Median Minimum Maximum Number of samples failing EPA Std Percent of samples failing EPA Std EPA Drink Water Std
Total
Coliform
MPN/100
mL
263 0.0 0.0 691.0 120 45.6 0
E.
Coli
MPN/100
mL
263 0.0 0.0 200.5 28 10.6 0
pH
-
242 7.4 5.5 10.8 32 13.2 6.5-8.5
Total
Dissolved
Solids
mg/L 242 174.5 20.0 1125.0 10 4.1 500
Corrosivity
Index*

-
110 -1.4 -4.7 0.6 84 76.4 -
Hardness mg/L 115 59.0 0.8 405.7 - - -
Nitrate+Nitrite
N
mg/L 99 2.4 0.2 17.3 7 7.1 10
Chloride mg/L 6 9.4 2.2 35.4 0 0.0 250
Sulfate mg/L 4 24.5 10.9 37.7 0 0.0 250
Aluminum mg/L 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.05-0.2
Arsenic mg/L 43 0.00 0.001 0.062 4 9.3 0.01
Barium mg/L 30 0.02 0.00 0.41 0 0.0 2
Cadmium mg/L 19 0.00 0.001 0.004 0 0.0 0.005
Calcium mg/L 109 14.83 0.25 94.55 - - -
Chromium mg/L 19 0.0 0.001 0.005 0 0.0 0.1
Copper mg/L 97 0.09 0.01 9.52 6 6.2 1.0,1.3
Iron mg/L 119 0.1 0.0 12.0 26 21.8 0.3
Lead-1st
draw
mg/L 51 0.01 0.003 0.051 3 5.9 0.015
Lead-Running mg/L 71 0.003 0.003 2.417 8 11.3 0.015
Magnesium mg/L 64 3.31 0.05 44.80 - - -
Manganese mg/L 94 0.07 0.00 40.99 49 52.1 0.05
Mercury mg/L 71 0.06 0.000 47.368 58 81.7 0.002
Nickel mg/L 29 0.10 0.005 14.919 - - -
Sodium mg/L 37 0.01 0.01 9.49 - - -
Zinc mg/L 49 0.00 0.00 0.32 0 0.0 5

*For corrosivity index, failure criteria based on less than -0.5 or greater than 0.5

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