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Dichloroacetic acid in New Mexico


Dichloroacetic 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 New Mexico

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

Ranked by highest average Dichloroacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Springer Water System
Springer, NM
2,0006 of 731.01 ppb
(0 to 60.2 ppb)
2Philmont Boy Scout Ranch - Headquarters
Cimarron, NM
2,2307 of 828.56 ppb
(0 to 49.3 ppb)
3Lee Acres Water Users Association
Farmington, NM
4,9003 of 321.87 ppb
(18.99 to 24.91 ppb)
4West Hammond Mdwca
Bloomfield, NM
3,8754 of 420.57 ppb
(16.05 to 26.44 ppb)
5Cimarron Water System
Cimarron, NM
9877 of 820.38 ppb
(0 to 36.5 ppb)
6City of Raton/Raton Water Works
Raton, NM
8,0927 of 817.96 ppb
(0 to 29.33 ppb)
7Upper LA Plata Water Users Association
Elephant Butte, NM
2,3006 of 715.02 ppb
(0 to 24.75 ppb)
8Miami Water Users Association
Miami, NM
1506 of 714.57 ppb
(0 to 38.4 ppb)
9Navajo Dam Domestic Water Consumers Inc
Navajo Dam, NM
5923 of 313.84 ppb
(5.44 to 28.62 ppb)
10Lee/Hammond Water Treatment Plant
Farmington, NM
9,0002 of 313.19 ppb
(0 to 24.67 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dichloroacetic acid

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.0 ppb
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.0.7 ppb
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
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.70 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.100 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.5000 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.5000 ppb

Violation Summary for Dichloroacetic acid in New Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico