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Dibromoacetic acid in Minnesota


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 Minnesota

273 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)
1Strandquist
Strandquist, MN
784 of 67.38 ppb
(0 to 16 ppb)
2Wheaton
Wheaton, MN
1,6192 of 24.55 ppb
(3.8 to 5.3 ppb)
3Wood Lake
Wood Lake, MN
4361 of 13.6 ppb
(3.6 ppb)
4Saint Peter
St Peter, MN
10,4017 of 73.46 ppb
(1.7 to 4.3 ppb)
5Olivia
Olivia, MN
2,5704 of 52.86 ppb
(0 to 4.8 ppb)
6Luverne
Luverne, MN
4,5884 of 42.7 ppb
(2.2 to 3.3 ppb)
7Rush City
Rush City, MN
3,0602 of 22.55 ppb
(2 to 3.1 ppb)
8Alexandria
Alexandria, MN
10,3977 of 72.53 ppb
(1.2 to 4.8 ppb)
9Tyler
Tyler, MN
1,2181 of 12.4 ppb
(2.4 ppb)
10Morris
Morris, MN
5,2123 of 32.23 ppb
(1.7 to 2.7 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 Minnesota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Minnesota