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Dibromoacetic acid in Florida


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 Florida

390 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)
1Jan's Modular Estates
San Mateo, FL
1121 of 130.3 ppb
(30.3 ppb)
2Ocean Towers / Island Village
Jensen Beach, FL
7681 of 125.3 ppb
(25.3 ppb)
3City of Labelle
Labelle, FL
4,6321 of 124 ppb
(24 ppb)
4Alligator Point Water Resource District
Panacea, FL
1,4301 of 122.45 ppb
(22.45 ppb)
5Village of Pine Run Utility Corp.
Ormond Beach, FL
3001 of 119 ppb
(19 ppb)
6Hiawatha Condominiums
East Palatka, FL
1891 of 117.8 ppb
(17.8 ppb)
7River Villas
Satsuma, FL
261 of 117.5 ppb
(17.5 ppb)
8Lakewood Villas Inc
New Port Richey, FL
6881 of 113 ppb
(13 ppb)
9Putnam Correctional Institute
East Palatka, FL
4202 of 212.5 ppb
(12 to 13 ppb)
10Parkland Utilities Inc
Parkland, FL
2,7861 of 111.5 ppb
(11.5 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 Florida

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Florida