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Monobromoacetic acid in Alaska


Monobromoacetic 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 Alaska

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

Ranked by highest average Monobromoacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Bethel-City S/D Water
Bethel, AK
7002 of 123.34 ppb
(0 to 36.7 ppb)
2Wales Water System
Wales, AK
1732 of 132.78 ppb
(0 to 32.7 ppb)
3Golovin Community Water System
Golovin, AK
1501 of 82.51 ppb
(0 to 20.1 ppb)
4Shishmaref Water System
Shishmaref, AK
5726 of 132.21 ppb
(0 to 13.6 ppb)
5Chefornak Water System
Chefornak, AK
4081 of 21.66 ppb
(0 to 3.31 ppb)
6Gambell Water System
Gambell, AK
6697 of 141.61 ppb
(0 to 7.37 ppb)
7Napaskiak East Watering Point
Napaskiak, AK
3671 of 11.4 ppb
(1.4 ppb)
8Creekwood Apartments Limited Partnership
Palmer, AK
1922 of 31.33 ppb
(0 to 2.7 ppb)
9Mountain Point Service Area
Ketchikan, AK
9751 of 181.03 ppb
(0 to 18.6 ppb)
10Circle Washeteria
Circle, AK
1001 of 50.97 ppb
(0 to 4.84 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Monobromoacetic 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

Violation Summary for Monobromoacetic acid in Alaska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Alaska