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Highland Beach, Florida
Glossary
Terms to Know

Below you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we’ve provided the following definitions:

  • Curie: a unit of measurement of radioactivity
  • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) (Mandatory language): the “Maximum Allowed” is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
  • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The “Goal” is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below for which there is not known or expected risk to health. MCLGs are allowed for a margin of safety.
  • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level: Comparable to MCLs, but refer to disinfectants.
  • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goals: Comparable to MCLGs, but refer to disinfectants.
  • Non-Detects (ND): laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present.
  • Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter: One part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.
  • Pico: One trillionth (1012).

 
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