National Drinking Water Database
Bromide in Maine
Bromide is a naturally occurring element found in surface waters and groundwater and contributes to the formation of toxic tap water disinfection byproducts.
Bromide is an ionic form of the naturally occurring element bromine. Bromide is a constituent of some groundwater and coastal waters due to saltwater intrusion; it contributes to the formation of toxic tap water disinfection byproducts. It is also a component of crude oil extraction brines, and is used in making fumigants, flameproofing agents, dyes and sanitizers.
The Most Polluted Communities in Maine
1 water utilities reported detecting Bromide in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies
Ranked by highest average Bromide level
|Rank||System||Population Served||Positive test results of total reported tests||Average Level|
|1||Mount Desert Water Dist. North|
Northeast Harbor, ME
|1,375||12 of 12||13.07 ppb|
(10 to 17 ppb)
Health Based Limits for Bromide
There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical
Violation Summary for Bromide in Maine
There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maine