Pine Water Springs

Overview

Map of Pine Water Springs:

Longitude: -109 11 52.303        Latitude: 36 31 33.6450


Image of Pine Water Springs:
Non-Radioactive Contaminants:
Aluminum (Al): Above Limit
Iron (Fe): Above Limit
Lead (Pb): Above Limit
Manganese (Mn): Above Limit
Zinc (Zn): Above Limit
Radioactive Contaminants:
      Lead210: Above Limit*


Characteristics of water with excess Aluminum (Al):
Excess Aluminum in water can cause water coloration and metallic deposits in pipes. Read more from the US EPA.

Characteristics of water with excess Iron (Fe):
Rusty color; sediment; metallic taste; reddish or orange staining. Read more from the US EPA.

Possible Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Lead (Pb):
Delayed physical or mental development and slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities in infants and children. Kidney problems, high blood pressure in adults. Read more from the US EPA.

Characteristics of water with excess Manganese (Mn):
black to brown color; black staining; bitter metallic taste. Read more from the US EPA.

Characteristics of water with excess Zinc (Zn):
Metallic taste. Read more from the US EPA.

Possible Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Lead210 Particles:
Increased risk of cancer. Read more from the California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (PDF).

About this data: This data was collected by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) between 1994 and 2000. All raw data displayed on this website is in the public domain. An indication of "NA" for a particular contaminant means that contaminant was not tested for. The limits cited come from US EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs). For those contaminants which do not have EPA MCLs (as indicated by a star), the preliminary remediation goals of the USACE availble were used instead. Information about health effects is derived from US government websites, to learn more, click the link next to each one. Please Note: Navajo Nation policy is that livestock-use-only wells are not to be used for human drinking water. Additionally, this website does not contain information about other possible contaminants this water source may have, such as E coli and various bacteria.

Raw Data

"MCL" stands for Maximum Contaminant Level, the highest allowable amount of a given contaminant in public drinking
water, as set by the US EPA. For those contaminants which do not have EPA MCLs (as indicated by a star), the preliminary
remediation goals of the US Army Corps of Engineers were used instead.

Download the EPA's dataset which includes this water source (large PDF file)
Stable Metallic Contaminants
Measurements in Micrograms per Liter (µg/L)
Contaminant Amount MCL
Aluminum (Al) 7,370.0 1,000
Antimony (Sb) 0 6
Arsenic (As) 4.3 50
Barium (Ba) 84.4 1,000
Beryllium (Be) 0.3 4
Cadmium (Cd) 4.3 5
Chromium (Cr) 12.1 100
Copper (Cu) 333.0 1,300
Iron (Fe) 9,470.0 300
Lead (Pb) 100.0 15
Manganese (Mn) 125.0 50
Mercury (Hg) 0.057 2
Nickel (Ni) 18.7 730*
Selenium (Se) 0 50
Silver (Ag) 0 100
Thallium (Th) 0 2
Vanadium (V) 13.3 260*
Zinc (Zn) 9,940.0 5,000
Radioactive Metallic Contaminants
Measurements in Pico-curies per Liter (pCi/L)
Contaminant Amount MCL
Alpha Particles 3.60 15
Beta Particles 5.98 50
Lead210 7.10 0.047*
Radium226 0.287 5
Radium228 0.964 5
Thorium228 0.039 0.21*
Thorium230 0.045 1.3*
Thorium232 0.028 1.5*
Uranium234 2.23 20
Uranium235 0.031 20
Uranium238 1.42 20
About this data: This data was collected by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) between 1994 and 2000. All raw data displayed on this website is in the public domain. The limits cited come from US EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs). For those contaminants which did not have EPA MCLs (as indicated by a star), the preliminary remediation goals of the USACE availble were used instead. Information about health effects is derived from US government websites, to learn more, click the link next to each one. Please Note: Navajo Nation policy is that livestock-use-only wells are not to be used for human drinking water. Additionally, this website does not contain information about other possible contaminants this water source may have, such as E coli and various bacteria.

One comment about this water source so far:

  1. Sue Lochbaum says:

    What are your funding sources? Are any Rotary Clubs involved in this water project? How can I find more information on this project?
    My Rotary Club in Illinois has helped fund water projects in other countries but was interested in the possible need in this country.
    Thank you,
    Sue

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