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Monobromoacetic acid in Virginia

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 Virginia

80 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
1Gwynns Island Condo
Deltaville, VA
501 of 114 ppb
(14 ppb)
2Indian River
Richmond, VA
1,5001 of 18 ppb
(8 ppb)
3Riverside Convalescent Center
Mathews, VA
1311 of 17 ppb
(7 ppb)
4Centennial Heights
Haysi, VA
2201 of 104.3 ppb
(0 to 43 ppb)
5Lake Monticello
Palmyra, VA
11,8752 of 83.13 ppb
(0 to 23 ppb)
6Avondale NO 1
Warwick, VA
1,2921 of 13 ppb
(3 ppb)
7Loudoun Water - Central System
Leesburg, VA
175,3623 of 52 ppb
(0 to 6.86 ppb)
8Town of Round Hill
Round Hill, VA
3,5791 of 11.5 ppb
(1.5 ppb)
9Lee County Psa/Robbins Chapel
3321 of 41.25 ppb
(0 to 5 ppb)
10Thomas Bridge Water Corp
Marion, VA
3,5001 of 140.86 ppb
(0 to 12 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 Virginia

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Virginia