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Monobromoacetic acid in Minnesota


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 Minnesota

10 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)
1Olivia
Olivia, MN
2,5701 of 51.1 ppb
(0 to 5.5 ppb)
2Howard Lake
Howard Lake, MN
1,8531 of 20.85 ppb
(0 to 1.7 ppb)
3Strandquist
Strandquist, MN
782 of 60.47 ppb
(0 to 1.5 ppb)
4Ormsby
Ormsby, MN
1511 of 50.26 ppb
(0 to 1.3 ppb)
5Fairmont
Fairmont, MN
10,7785 of 220.12 ppb
(0 to 1.23 ppb)
6Virginia
Virginia, MN
8,9531 of 110.1 ppb
(0 to 1.1 ppb)
7Hector
Hector, MN
1,1701 of 110.09 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)
8New Hope
New Hope, MN
20,8731 of 260.04 ppb
(0 to 1.1 ppb)
9Saint Cloud
St Cloud, MN
67,0461 of 190.01 ppb
(0 to 0.28 ppb)
10Saint Paul Regional Water Services
St Paul, MN
414,7351 of 250.01 ppb
(0 to 0.33 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 Minnesota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Minnesota