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Monochloroacetic acid in Maryland


Monochloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct regulated by EPA as one of five haloacetic acids that are formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Maryland

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

Ranked by highest average Monochloroacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Cambridge Farms
Frederick, MD
9502 of 413.5 ppb
(0 to 51.4 ppb)
2Riddle Farm
Berlin, MD
1502 of 210.23 ppb
(7.36 to 13.1 ppb)
3Pine Tree Mobile Home Park
Parsonsburg, MD
911 of 29.1 ppb
(0 to 18.2 ppb)
4Town of Sharptown
Sharptown, MD
6508 of 136.89 ppb
(0 to 25.1 ppb)
5Borden-Zihlman Distribution System
Cumberland, MD
2258 of 95.16 ppb
(0 to 17 ppb)
6Moscow-Nikep Distribution System
Cumberland, MD
1003 of 45.06 ppb
(0 to 10.2 ppb)
7Marley Run
Prince Frederick, MD
1711 of 24.61 ppb
(0 to 9.21 ppb)
8Klondike Water Company
Cumberland, MD
1957 of 94.55 ppb
(0 to 13.4 ppb)
9Fruitland
Fruitland, MD
3,9001 of 14.26 ppb
(4.26 ppb)
10Route 36 Distribution System
Cumberland, MD
956 of 83.54 ppb
(0 to 13.7 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Monochloroacetic acid

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.60 ppb
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.70 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.70 ppb
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.200 ppb
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.200 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.350 ppb

Violation Summary for Monochloroacetic acid in Maryland

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maryland