Drinking Water Scorecard
 
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Norfolk--Virginia Beach--Newport News, VA--NC Metropolitan Area
 
• The utilities included in this metropolitan area serve 70 percent of the region’s population.
• In comparison to other metropolitan areas, Turbidity, Haloacetic acids, Chlorine levels were high. • All water quality parameters for this metropolitan area met U.S. EPA Drinking Water Standards during 2004 or 2005.
• Seasonal musty/earthy taste and odor issues have been reported for the City of Virginia Beach due to algal growth in source water reservoirs. 
 
       
 
See the individual community drinking water data and links to reports from which this Scorecard is based
             
   
 
Meet All US EPA Standards?
 
 
Sediment
     
 
0.66NTU
Yes
 
Microbial Cysts-Bacteria
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
2.23
Yes
 
Chlorine and Chlorination Byproducts
     
 
47.09ppb
Yes
 
63.90ppb
Yes
 
5.16ppm
Yes
 
Inorganic Chemicals/Heavy Metals
     
 
0.44ppb
Yes
 
0.11ppm
Yes
 
1.43ppb
 
Yes
 
 
0.20ppm
 
Yes
 
 
Other
     
 
Taste/Odor
   
 
     
         
             
  Legend        
    Gray represents the national range of values. The colored bar is the Metropolitan Area Score for this contaminant. The greater the length, the higher the level of contaminant.  
 
       
 
This research was sponsored by PUR water filter
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