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Dibromoacetic acid in New Mexico


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 Mexico

236 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)
1San Ysidro Water Supply System
San Ysidro, NM
2331 of 118.2 ppb
(18.2 ppb)
2Village of Floyd WS
Floyd, NM
3502 of 215.17 ppb
(7.74 to 22.6 ppb)
3Burro Mountain Homestead
Tyrone, NM
792 of 211.61 ppb
(8.39 to 14.83 ppb)
4Country Cottage Care and Rehabilitation
Albuquerque, NM
753 of 311.59 ppb
(4.47 to 24.5 ppb)
5San Acacia Mdwca
San Acacia, NM
1526 of 68.32 ppb
(1.63 to 15.4 ppb)
6House Water System
House, NM
801 of 18.07 ppb
(8.07 ppb)
7Bonita Park Nazarene Conference Center
Capitan, NM
4002 of 27.14 ppb
(2.88 to 11.4 ppb)
8Rad Water Users Coop
Tucumcari, NM
4701 of 16.66 ppb
(6.66 ppb)
9Liberty Mdwca
Tucumcari, NM
2251 of 16.53 ppb
(6.53 ppb)
10Ensenada Mdwca
Tierra Amarilla, NM
1501 of 16.23 ppb
(6.23 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 Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico