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Monobromoacetic acid in Iowa


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 Iowa

82 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)
1Anamosa State Penitentiary
Anamosa, IA
1,7251 of 21.02 ppb
(0 to 2.04 ppb)
2Fox Creek Benefitted Wtr. District
Ankeny, IA
4881 of 20.89 ppb
(0 to 1.78 ppb)
3Melbourne Water Supply
Melbourne, IA
7941 of 30.87 ppb
(0 to 2.6 ppb)
4Martelle Water Works
Martelle, IA
2801 of 30.82 ppb
(0 to 2.46 ppb)
5Rhodes Water Supply
Newton, IA
2941 of 40.8 ppb
(0 to 3.18 ppb)
6Montezuma Muni Water Supply
Montezuma, IA
1,4576 of 230.77 ppb
(0 to 8.38 ppb)
7Blakesburg Municipal Water Works
Blakesburg, IA
3741 of 50.72 ppb
(0 to 3.59 ppb)
8Newton Water Supply
Newton, IA
16,5871 of 90.63 ppb
(0 to 5.63 ppb)
9Wheatland City Water Supply
Wheatland, IA
7706 of 170.6 ppb
(0 to 2.52 ppb)
10Shellsburg Water Supply
Shellsburg, IA
9381 of 20.55 ppb
(0 to 1.09 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 Iowa

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Iowa