The Truth About Chromium in Your Drinking Water

You may have read the document recently posted on The Doylestown Patch regarding Chromium-6 in your drinking water.  We want to assure you that the water provided by BCWSA is completely safe to drink.  Chromium-6 is detected in water supplies at extremely low levels all across the nation.  The Environmental Working Group is throwing a lot of numbers out there that may be misleading and confusing.  The Federal EPA and the PA DEP do not regulate Chromium-6, and there are actually no regulatory standards on Chromium-6 in any of the states except for California which has set a Maximum Contaminant Level of 10ppb.    We did perform monitoring for Chromium-6 in 2013-2014 and our numbers ranged from 0.1 – 0.77ppb which is well below the standard that California has set of 10ppb.  In addition, in 2014 BCWSA switched to a new supply of drinking water from the Forest Park Water Treatment Plant which has consistently shown Chromium-6 levels below any detection.