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Dibromoacetic acid in Michigan

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 Michigan

90 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
1Caledonia Township
Caledonia, MI
2,8291 of 110 ppb
(10 ppb)
2Lake Villa Mobile Home Park
Waterford, MI
2,1281 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)
3Franklin Quincy Water Authorit
Hancock, MI
2601 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)
4Ironwood Township
Ironwood, MI
9331 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)
5Grand Country
Walled Lake, MI
1301 of 16 ppb
(6 ppb)
Jackson, MI
37,8735 of 55.74 ppb
(4 to 7.19 ppb)
7Filer Charter Township
Manistee, MI
9901 of 15 ppb
(5 ppb)
8Houghton Co Memorial Airport
Calumet, MI
501 of 15 ppb
(5 ppb)
Hancock, MI
4,5001 of 15 ppb
(5 ppb)
10Whispering Pines Housing Community
Oxford, MI
2621 of 15 ppb
(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 Michigan

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Michigan