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Dibromoacetic acid in Illinois


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 Illinois

842 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)
1Valmeyer
Valmeyer, IL
1,1923 of 39.53 ppb
(5.7 to 12 ppb)
2Mapleton
Mapleton, IL
3001 of 19.4 ppb
(9.4 ppb)
3Grafton
Grafton, IL
85014 of 148.94 ppb
(4.2 to 14 ppb)
4Campus
Campus, IL
1751 of 18.4 ppb
(8.4 ppb)
5Aqua Illinois-Oak Run
Kankakee, IL
1,6004 of 48.03 ppb
(7 to 9.4 ppb)
6Royalton
Royalton, IL
1,1545 of 67.33 ppb
(0 to 30.5 ppb)
7Eaton Pwd
Annapolis, IL
1,1002 of 27.05 ppb
(7 to 7.1 ppb)
8East Alton
East Alton, IL
6,6954 of 46.66 ppb
(5.3 to 8 ppb)
9Camargo
Camargo, IL
60014 of 146.65 ppb
(1.75 to 12.2 ppb)
10Iola
Iola, IL
17211 of 126.52 ppb
(0 to 15.63 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 Illinois

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Illinois