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Monobromoacetic acid in Illinois

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 Illinois

189 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
Findlay, IL
8001 of 13.8 ppb
(3.8 ppb)
2Shawnita Trc Water Association
Joliet, IL
1251 of 12.91 ppb
(2.91 ppb)
3Hillside Berkeley Water Commission
Bellwood, IL
13 of 32.65 ppb
(1.71 to 4.25 ppb)
Industry, IL
5403 of 62.2 ppb
(0 to 7.34 ppb)
5LA Grange Estates Mhp
La Grange, IL
3452 of 32.17 ppb
(0 to 4.52 ppb)
6Orland Park
Orland Park, IL
55,60323 of 262.11 ppb
(0 to 8 ppb)
Alsip, IL
20,50018 of 212.06 ppb
(0 to 5 ppb)
Westmont, IL
24,55416 of 222.05 ppb
(0 to 7 ppb)
Glenview, IL
58,00014 of 192.05 ppb
(0 to 6 ppb)
Peru, IL
11,0005 of 62.03 ppb
(0 to 3.71 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Monobromoacetic acid

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 Illinois

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Illinois