Regarding hexavalent chromium (chromium-6) the City Of Grants Pass Public Works Department is providing the following pages related to chromium-6 in its water and what the city is doing to monitor chromium-6 levels in the Rogue River and Grants Pass water distribution system.


California has adopted the first ever drinking water standard for chromium-6 in the nation. The adopted maximum contaminant level for chromium-6 has been set at 10 parts per billion. The rule has taken effect as of July 1, 2014. It should be noted that the levels of chromium-6 in Grants Pass' water average 40 - 50 times lower than California's adopted MCL.

To read more about the new rule and the process to follow: