Research for New Regulations
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) periodically requires water systems across the country to conduct monitoring for substances that may be present in drinking water to help understand their national occurrence as part of the process of deciding whether to regulate them. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments, EPA is required once every five years to develop a list of up to 30 new contaminants that must be monitored by public water systems.
2015 UCMR Test Results for Wilbraham
Due to its small population size, Wilbraham was not required to sample for 21 chemicals that are part of the UCMR testing. But, Wilbraham was one of the national locations chosen to test for hormones. Only one of the hormones, 4-androstene-3,17-dione, was detected at an extremely low level, 0.0004 ppb, just above the detection limit of 0.0003 ppb. All of the other 6 hormones were non-detect.
Here is the complete list of hormones tested for in Wilbraham.
Posted June 3, 2016