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WWUD Participates in Voluntary Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products Study


The West Wilson Utility District participated in a voluntary Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP)study conducted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of Water Supply. 

 

 

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Posted by: bethe

Analytical technology now allows testing for lower levels of PPCPs than ever before.  The sample results are in perts per trillion - most drinking water standards are in parts per billion or parts per million.  A part per trillion is less than one drop of water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

The study in Tennessee was one of the most comprehensive studies done anywhere in the U.S. for community public water systems.  The study was done to establish a baseline.  Previously, there had been very little PPCP testing done in Tennessee.

The West Wilson Utility District's sample results can be seen here.  All items tested for were Below Detection Limit (BDL).


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