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Dibromoacetic acid in Delaware

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 Delaware

69 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
1Lewes Board of Public Works
Lewes, DE
9,2002 of 23.1 ppb
(2.9 to 3.3 ppb)
2Cedar Landing
Newark, DE
32015 of 173.04 ppb
(0 to 5.4 ppb)
3Dagsboro Water Dept
5001 of 12.6 ppb
(2.6 ppb)
4Greenwood Water Department
Greenwood, DE
8001 of 12.6 ppb
(2.6 ppb)
5Georgetown Water Department
Georgetown, DE
6,0002 of 22.18 ppb
(2.17 to 2.2 ppb)
6Town of Blades
Blades, DE
1,2002 of 21.85 ppb
(1.7 to 2 ppb)
7Fishermans Village
Milford, DE
361 of 21.65 ppb
(0 to 3.3 ppb)
8Fox Pointe Subdivision
Dover, DE
3002 of 21.6 ppb
(1.5 to 1.7 ppb)
9Bethany Bay Ocean View
Dover, DE
27,1063 of 41.58 ppb
(0 to 2.65 ppb)
10Smyrna Water Department
Smyrna, DE
10,0013 of 31.53 ppb
(0.7 to 2.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dibromoacetic 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 Dibromoacetic acid in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware