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Dibromoacetic acid in Nevada


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 Nevada

7 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)
1City of Henderson
Boulder City, NV
246,0005 of 53.1 ppb
(2.8 to 3.4 ppb)
2Dutchman Acres
Winnemucca, NV
1211 of 12.5 ppb
(2.5 ppb)
3Spring Creek Water Company
Reno, NV
1,8501 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)
4Big Bend Water District
Laughlin, NV
8,3001 of 10.75 ppb
(0.75 ppb)
5Montello Water System
Elko, NV
2871 of 10.38 ppb
(0.38 ppb)
6Fernley Public Works
Fernley, NV
14,0001 of 20.31 ppb
(0 to 0.63 ppb)
7City of Fallon
Fallon, NV
8,5003 of 60.17 ppb
(0 to 0.4 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 Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada