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Dibromoacetic acid in Arizona


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 Arizona

134 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)
1Parker Dam
Bakersfield, AZ
3781 of 218.5 ppb
(0 to 37 ppb)
2City of Somerton
Somerton, AZ
9,7501 of 115 ppb
(15 ppb)
3Mead's Ranch
Bakersfield, AZ
1951 of 114 ppb
(14 ppb)
4AZ Water Co-Winkelman
Phoenix, AZ
5002 of 210.4 ppb
(9.8 to 11 ppb)
5City of Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu City, AZ
43,0008 of 87.24 ppb
(4.6 to 8.63 ppb)
6AZ American Water - Camp Mohave
Phoenix, AZ
1683 of 36.02 ppb
(4.35 to 7.8 ppb)
7City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
180,0001 of 15.43 ppb
(5.43 ppb)
8Cave Creek Water Co
Cave Creek, AZ
3,90011 of 115.4 ppb
(2.07 to 11.9 ppb)
9Mayer Domestic Water Impr
Mayer, AZ
1,6001 of 15.2 ppb
(5.2 ppb)
10Town of Kearny
Kearny, AZ
2,2493 of 45.18 ppb
(0 to 7.2 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 Arizona

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arizona