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Dibromoacetic acid in Texas


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 Texas

2,556 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)
1Rowena Wsc
Rowena, TX
59414 of 1556.28 ppb
(0 to 137.6 ppb)
2Coke County Wsc
Robert Lee, TX
55014 of 1446.38 ppb
(3.8 to 92 ppb)
3City of Paint Rock
Paint Rock, TX
32011 of 1235.44 ppb
(0 to 92.1 ppb)
4City of Robert Lee
Robert Lee, TX
1,77513 of 1531.35 ppb
(0 to 76.3 ppb)
5Town of Woodson
Woodson, TX
2193 of 329.37 ppb
(23 to 35.9 ppb)
6Brazos River Authority Possum Kingdom Dam
Graford, TX
453 of 327.5 ppb
(23 to 32.5 ppb)
7City of Anson
Anson, TX
40014 of 1425.15 ppb
(11.75 to 55.8 ppb)
8Shackelford Wsc
Albany, TX
1,90015 of 1524.78 ppb
(6.3 to 69.53 ppb)
9Gary Wsc
Gary City (corporate Name For, TX
81912 of 1424.19 ppb
(0 to 42.8 ppb)
10City of Edcouch
Edcouch, TX
2,87415 of 1523.37 ppb
(5.1 to 46.5 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 Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas