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Trichloroacetic acid in New Mexico


Trichloroacetic 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.

The Most Polluted Communities in New Mexico

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

Ranked by highest average Trichloroacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Philmont Boy Scout Ranch - Headquarters
Cimarron, NM
2,2307 of 835.79 ppb
(0 to 64.6 ppb)
2Bloomfield Water Supply System
Bloomfield, NM
6,7253 of 331.33 ppb
(24.78 to 44.05 ppb)
3Navajo Dam Domestic Water Consumers Inc
Navajo Dam, NM
5923 of 327.03 ppb
(3.91 to 40.73 ppb)
4Lee Acres Water Users Association
Farmington, NM
4,9003 of 326.75 ppb
(24.83 to 29.25 ppb)
5Springer Water System
Springer, NM
2,0007 of 726.58 ppb
(3.15 to 38.9 ppb)
6Lee/Hammond Water Treatment Plant
Farmington, NM
9,0003 of 325.96 ppb
(19.6 to 38.52 ppb)
7West Hammond Mdwca
Bloomfield, NM
3,8754 of 424.23 ppb
(19.83 to 28.97 ppb)
8Cimarron Water System
Cimarron, NM
9877 of 823.41 ppb
(0 to 41.6 ppb)
9Miami Water Users Association
Miami, NM
1506 of 717.83 ppb
(0 to 48.2 ppb)
10City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NM
19,00010 of 1016.46 ppb
(5.89 to 28.4 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Trichloroacetic 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.20 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.20 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
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.1000 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.3000 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.3000 ppb

Violation Summary for Trichloroacetic acid in New Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico