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Monobromoacetic acid in Maryland


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 Maryland

25 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)
1Potomac Vista
Oxon Hill, MD
1501 of 23.5 ppb
(0 to 7 ppb)
2Town of Walkersville
Walkersville, MD
7,5001 of 41.1 ppb
(0 to 4.4 ppb)
3Knolls of Windsor
Frederick, MD
1,4511 of 30.79 ppb
(0 to 2.38 ppb)
4Brook Lane Psychiatric Center
Williamsport, MD
1751 of 20.57 ppb
(0 to 1.14 ppb)
5Sunnybrook
Cockeysville/hunt Va, MD
4161 of 30.57 ppb
(0 to 1.7 ppb)
6Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Silver Spring, MD
1,800,00063 of 970.45 ppb
(0 to 5.87 ppb)
7Chapel Hill
Aberdeen, MD
13,1522 of 160.42 ppb
(0 to 5.75 ppb)
8Phoenix
Cockeysville/hunt Va, MD
311 of 30.4 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
9Fort Detrick
Frederick, MD
7,5001 of 110.35 ppb
(0 to 3.8 ppb)
10Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Baltimore, MD
1,600,00022 of 1050.32 ppb
(0 to 9 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 Maryland

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maryland