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Dibromoacetic acid in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

4 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
1RI Community Living & Support (Ladd
Exeter, RI
3531 of 13.6 ppb
(3.6 ppb)
2Maplehill Mobile Home Park
Mapleville, RI
7501 of 10.91 ppb
(0.91 ppb)
3Stone Bridge Fire District
Tiverton, RI
2,5004 of 110.39 ppb
(0 to 1.49 ppb)
4North Tiverton Fire District
Tiverton, RI
8,9693 of 80.26 ppb
(0 to 1.09 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 Rhode Island

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Rhode Island