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Monobromoacetic acid in New Jersey

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 New Jersey

147 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
1Manalapan Twp W Dept Mil
Manalapan, NJ
2,1007 of 101.72 ppb
(0 to 14.88 ppb)
2Manalapan Twp WD Knob Hill
Manalapan, NJ
4,1768 of 111.45 ppb
(0 to 11.98 ppb)
3Manalapan Twp WD Tracy Station
Manalapan, NJ
6509 of 111.45 ppb
(0 to 11.81 ppb)
4Saddle Brook Water Dept
Saddle Brook, NJ
13,2903 of 121.31 ppb
(0 to 11 ppb)
5NJ American Water Co-Ortley Beach System
Lakewood, NJ
10,0001 of 31.03 ppb
(0 to 3.1 ppb)
6North Brunswick W Dept
Somerset, NJ
34,5008 of 130.91 ppb
(0 to 3.7 ppb)
7NJ American Water Company-Pelican Island
Lakewood, NJ
3001 of 30.9 ppb
(0 to 2.7 ppb)
8United Water Matchaponix
Manalapan, NJ
25,00010 of 120.89 ppb
(0 to 6.9 ppb)
9Bloomfield Water Department
Bloomfield, NJ
45,0615 of 100.52 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
10Gateway National Rec Are
Highlands, NJ
5001 of 30.5 ppb
(0 to 1.5 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 New Jersey

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in New Jersey since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly6