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Trichloroacetic acid in Wisconsin


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 Wisconsin

371 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)
1Goodman Sanitary Dist NO 1
Goodman, WI
8033 of 346.08 ppb
(1.25 to 75 ppb)
2Manitou Falls Sanitary District No. 1
Superior, WI
954 of 430.25 ppb
(18 to 48 ppb)
3Ashland Water Utility
Ashland, WI
9,11517 of 1715.71 ppb
(1.32 to 50 ppb)
4Wis Rapids Water Works & Lighting Comm
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
20,00016 of 1615.06 ppb
(8.73 to 37.2 ppb)
5Menasha Elec & Water Util
Menasha, WI
14,72816 of 1615.03 ppb
(6.35 to 29.33 ppb)
6Marinette Waterworks
Marinette, WI
12,69615 of 1514.76 ppb
(2.1 to 50 ppb)
7Superior Water, Light and Power Company
Superior, WI
29,57116 of 1613.75 ppb
(3.2 to 53 ppb)
8Brokaw Waterworks
Brokaw, WI
1403 of 412.25 ppb
(0 to 22.7 ppb)
9Freedom Sanitary District
Kaukauna, WI
1,0001 of 111 ppb
(11 ppb)
10Mishicot Waterworks
Mishicot, WI
1,4224 of 410.15 ppb
(8.1 to 15 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 Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin