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Dibromoacetic acid in Iowa


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 Iowa

575 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)
1Wheatland City Water Supply
Wheatland, IA
77017 of 179.1 ppb
(1.4 to 22.1 ppb)
2Lynnville Water Dept
Lynnville, IA
3664 of 47.73 ppb
(5.47 to 12.5 ppb)
3Melbourne Water Supply
Melbourne, IA
7943 of 35.06 ppb
(3.95 to 7.07 ppb)
4Sully Muni Water Works
Sully, IA
9043 of 34.9 ppb
(3.9 to 6.13 ppb)
5Gilman Water Supply
Gilman, IA
6003 of 34.86 ppb
(4.76 to 4.95 ppb)
6Glenwood Municipal Utilities
Glenwood, IA
5,8653 of 34.56 ppb
(3.39 to 6.49 ppb)
7Rhodes Water Supply
Newton, IA
2944 of 44.52 ppb
(2.09 to 6.25 ppb)
8Laurel Municipal Water Works
Laurel, IA
2663 of 34.43 ppb
(4.15 to 4.73 ppb)
9Denison Water Supply
Denison, IA
7,7025 of 53.96 ppb
(2.68 to 5.43 ppb)
10Mingo Water Department
Des Moines, IA
2693 of 33.91 ppb
(3.34 to 4.79 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 Iowa

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Iowa