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Posted on: September 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Statment from NJ American Water Regarding Hexavalent Chromium Report

Over the last few days you may have read news stories regarding Chromium 6 in New Jersey’s drinking water. It is important to note that all New Jersey American Water facilities have tested below two parts per billion for Chromium 6.


“At American Water, we take water quality and safety very seriously. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and state drinking water programs set water quality standards designed to protect public health and American Water treats your water to meet or surpass these standards, including those set for chromium.

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 . Go to Water Quality Reports and 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.”

Click here for Updated Chromium in Drinking Water Summary

Click here for Chromium 6 Information

Click here for California Chromium 6 fact sheet – Explanation of Maximum Contaminant Level vs. Public Health Goal

For residents who wish to obtain information on water filtering products please click here for the Water Filter Buying Guide. Millburn Township does not endorse any specific product, this is for informational purposed only.

NJ DEP Chromium Research and Information
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