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Dibromoacetic acid in South Carolina

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 South Carolina

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
1Westinghouse/Srs A-Area
12,2044 of 110.36 ppb
(0 to 1 ppb)
2Isle of Palms W/S Comm
Isle Of Palms, SC
9,9931 of 120.17 ppb
(0 to 2 ppb)
3Anderson Regional Wtr Sy
Anderson, SC
101 of 120.09 ppb
(0 to 1.06 ppb)
Beaufort, SC
56,2426 of 490.09 ppb
(0 to 1.38 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 South Carolina

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in South Carolina