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Dibromoacetic acid in New Jersey


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 New Jersey

295 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)
1South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0004 of 104.48 ppb
(0 to 42 ppb)
2Manalapan Twp WD Knob Hill
Manalapan, NJ
4,17611 of 112.42 ppb
(0.88 to 9.9 ppb)
3Avalon Water and Sewerage Utilities
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
40,00012 of 192.38 ppb
(0 to 6 ppb)
4Woodstown Water Department
Woodstown, NJ
3,6137 of 102.21 ppb
(0 to 4.04 ppb)
5Keansburg Water & Sewer Dept.
Keansburg, NJ
11,5159 of 132.19 ppb
(0 to 6.26 ppb)
6Roxbury Twp WD Lookout
Ledgewood, NJ
1501 of 12.1 ppb
(2.1 ppb)
7South Orange Water Department
Short Hills, NJ
16,92411 of 132.06 ppb
(0 to 7.36 ppb)
8NJ American Water Cape May System
Middle Twp, NJ
3,83311 of 132.03 ppb
(0 to 3.9 ppb)
9Fair Lawn Water Dept
Fair Lawn, NJ
32,00012 of 122.01 ppb
(0.7 to 3.05 ppb)
10United Water Mid-Atlantic/Sunset Ridge
Rochalle Park, NJ
3003 of 32 ppb
(1.8 to 2.1 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 New Jersey

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in New Jersey since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly6