The Power of Information

National Drinking Water Database

Dibromomethane in New York

Dibromomethane is an unregulated byproduct of tap water disinfection and a manufactured chemical used in chemical synthesis and as an ingredient in fire extinguishing fluids.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

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

Ranked by highest average Dibromomethane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Perrysburg (V)
Perrysburg, NY
4041 of 10.9 ppb
(0.9 ppb)
2Ennis Parc
Pleasant Valley, NY
1751 of 10.82 ppb
(0.82 ppb)
3Bedford Hills/Taconic Corr. Facilities
Bedford Hills, NY
1,1001 of 10.5 ppb
(0.5 ppb)
4Geneva City
Geneva, NY
14,1301 of 70.21 ppb
(0 to 1.45 ppb)
5Wild Oaks Water Company
Rockport, NY
8051 of 30.17 ppb
(0 to 0.5 ppb)
6Narrowsburg Wd
Narrowsburg, NY
5501 of 20.12 ppb
(0 to 0.23 ppb)
7Mcwa, Genesee West
Rochester, NY
8002 of 30.1 ppb
(0 to 0.2 ppb)
8Louisville Housing
Ogdensburg, NY
361 of 60.07 ppb
(0 to 0.4 ppb)
9Halfmoon Water District
Halfmoon, NY
11,7211 of 160.06 ppb
(0 to 0.94 ppb)
10Brinkerhoff Water District
Fishkill, NY
3,7881 of 50.03 ppb
(0 to 0.15 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dibromomethane

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Dibromomethane in New York

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly174