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Dibromoacetic acid in New York

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 York

788 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
1Halcottsville Water District No. 1
Margaretville, NY
431 of 111 ppb
(11 ppb)
2Evans Mills Village
Evans Mills, NY
6444 of 410.55 ppb
(7 to 18 ppb)
3Spencer Settlement Water District
Westmoreland, NY
351 of 19 ppb
(9 ppb)
4Hobart Village
Hobart, NY
3801 of 18.6 ppb
(8.6 ppb)
5Freedom Village U.S.A.
Lakemont, NY
1604 of 48.28 ppb
(7.4 to 9.7 ppb)
6Geneva WD #9
Geneva, NY
1351 of 17.7 ppb
(7.7 ppb)
7Geneva WD #5
Geneva, NY
2501 of 17.7 ppb
(7.7 ppb)
8Dix Water District #1
18012 of 127.45 ppb
(5.8 to 9.7 ppb)
9Eastview Garden Apartments
Cairo, NY
701 of 17 ppb
(7 ppb)
10Geneva WD #6
Geneva, NY
2911 of 17 ppb
(7 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 New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York