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Occurrence and Concentrations of Trace Elements in Discrete Tapwater Samples Collected in Chicago, Illinois and East Chicago, Indiana, 2017


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Romanok, K.M., Bradley, P.M., McCleskey, R.B. Meppelink, S.M., Argos, M., and Kolpin, D.W., 2018, Occurrence and concentrations of trace elements in discrete tapwater samples collected in Chicago, Illinois and East Chicago, Indiana, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains the trace element concentration results for samples collected from tapwater sites in East Chicago, Indiana, August-September, 2017, and Chicago, Illinois, July-December, 2017. Samples were collected one time, from 45 private residences and associated drinking water plants and source water locations. Water-quality samples were analyzed at two U.S. Geological Survey laboratories: National Water Quality Laboratory, Denver, Colorado and at the Redox Chemistry Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado.


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Tapwater_TE_NWQL_QA.txt 1.06 KB
Tapwater_TE_SiteInformation.txt 4.08 KB
TW2017_TE_NWQL.txt 14.91 KB
Tapwater_TE_RCL_QA.txt 1.06 KB
Tapwater_TE_RCL.txt 17.08 KB


The purpose of this dataset is to report the data used to assess the perceived and actual risk of human exposure to trace elements, including lead (Pb), in drinking water at the point-of-use tap in homes in Chicago, Illinois and East Chicago, Indiana.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F70R9NN0

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