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Dibromoacetic acid in Alaska


Dibromoacetic 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 Alaska

71 water utilities reported detecting Dibromoacetic acid in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Dibromoacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Chefornak Water System
Chefornak, AK
4081 of 227.9 ppb
(0 to 55.8 ppb)
2Shishmaref Water System
Shishmaref, AK
57212 of 1310.39 ppb
(0 to 20.3 ppb)
3Creekwood Apartments Limited Partnership
Palmer, AK
1922 of 38.43 ppb
(0 to 15 ppb)
4Gambell Water System
Gambell, AK
66913 of 148.04 ppb
(0 to 18.9 ppb)
5Saint Paul Water System
St. Paul, AK
5473 of 47.9 ppb
(0 to 15 ppb)
6Nikolski Village
Nikolski, AK
331 of 15.67 ppb
(5.67 ppb)
7Savoonga Water Supply System
Savoonga, AK
6565 of 65.25 ppb
(0 to 9.04 ppb)
8Shaktoolik Water System
Shaktoolik, AK
2402 of 44.54 ppb
(0 to 15.7 ppb)
9Nsbu - Kaktovik (Barter Is)
Barrow, AK
3035 of 54.37 ppb
(3.56 to 5.36 ppb)
10Nelson Lagoon Water System
Nelson Lagoon, AK
1035 of 54.31 ppb
(2.33 to 5.01 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dibromoacetic 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 Dibromoacetic acid in Alaska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Alaska