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Monobromoacetic acid in Maine


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 Maine

4 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)
1Eagle Lake Water & Sewer Dist.
Eagle Lake, ME
6781 of 243.5 ppb
(0 to 84 ppb)
2Aqua Maine,inc. Camden & Rockland Div
Rockport, ME
18,1851 of 11.56 ppb
(1.56 ppb)
3Ellsworth Water Department
Ellsworth, ME
3,3051 of 220.23 ppb
(0 to 5.1 ppb)
4Aqua Maine,inc. Bucksport Div.
Rockport, ME
1,6251 of 110.23 ppb
(0 to 2.5 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 Maine

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maine