Project #4562

Scoping Study to Review Contributions of Chromium to Drinking Water from Corrosion in Distribution System

$47,708
Completed
Principal Investigator
Gwen
Woods-Chabane
Research Manager
Ms. Mary Smith
Contractor
HDR/Schiff

Abstract

This scoping study explored whether the materials commonly found in distribution system components can corrode at a sufficiently high rate to supply the amount of chromium required to raise the chromium content of water at the point of use to a level that exceeds regulatory thresholds. The final report provides not only a fundamental understanding of corrosion as a source of chromium in the distribution system, but a straightforward assessment of the need for further inquiry into the subject. Published in 2016.