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Dibromoacetic acid in North Carolina

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 North Carolina

570 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
1Corolla Light Utilities
Corolla, NC
1,25010 of 1116.55 ppb
(0 to 60 ppb)
2Currituck County Water System
Maple, NC
12,4947 of 712.79 ppb
(4.4 to 18 ppb)
3Town of Pittsboro
Pittsboro, NC
4,19114 of 1510.31 ppb
(0 to 40.48 ppb)
4Columbia Water System
Columbia, NC
1,08911 of 119.78 ppb
(5.7 to 12.7 ppb)
5Pine Island Utilities
Corolla, NC
74410 of 129.67 ppb
(0 to 30 ppb)
6Martin Co Water & Sewer Dist 2
Williamston, NC
1,3755 of 58.92 ppb
(7.2 to 10.5 ppb)
7Monteray Shores Water System
Corolla, NC
1,1888 of 118.68 ppb
(0 to 30 ppb)
8Southbourne/Rolling Hills S/D
Gastonia, NC
1472 of 38.33 ppb
(0 to 13.5 ppb)
9Shade Tree Acres
Faith, NC
282 of 38 ppb
(0 to 12 ppb)
10Pine Meadows S/D
Salisbury, NC
972 of 38 ppb
(0 to 14 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 North Carolina

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in North Carolina