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Nitrite in Florida


Nitrite is a chemical that enters water from fertilizer runoff, leaching septic tanks, and erosion of natural deposits.

The Most Polluted Communities in Florida

525 water utilities reported detecting Nitrite in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Nitrite level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Hacienda Heights Mhp
FL
1,4751 of 10.57 ppm
(0.57 ppm)
2Meadowlark Campground
Moore Haven, FL
2601 of 80.36 ppm
(0 to 2.91 ppm)
3Davie Town of #1 & #3
Davie/hollywood, FL
33,0004 of 70.34 ppm
(0 to 1.14 ppm)
4Sunrise #3 (Sawgrass)
Sunrise, FL
65,0681 of 40.25 ppm
(0 to 0.99 ppm)
5Southern Comfort Mhp
Clearwater, FL
4751 of 90.24 ppm
(0 to 2.2 ppm)
6City of Hallandale Beach
Hallandale Beach, FL
40,0003 of 50.24 ppm
(0 to 0.84 ppm)
7City of Clewiston
Clewiston, FL
10,7281 of 10.24 ppm
(0.24 ppm)
8Lake Jackson Area Water System
Quincy, FL
12,2262 of 100.23 ppm
(0 to 2.13 ppm)
9Jupiter Water Systemtown of
Jupiter, FL
83,99111 of 110.21 ppm
(0.04 to 0.48 ppm)
10Town of Mangonia Park
Mangonia Park, FL
2,3882 of 50.2 ppm
(0 to 0.99 ppm)

Health Based Limits for Nitrite

StandardDescriptionLevel
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1 ppm
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1 ppm
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.1 ppm
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1 ppm
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1 ppm

Violation Summary for Nitrite in Florida

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Florida since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Single Sample3