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Dibromoacetic acid in Virginia


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 Virginia

105 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)
1Gwynns Island Condo
Deltaville, VA
501 of 19 ppb
(9 ppb)
2Laurelwood Estates Trailer Pk
King George, VA
1753 of 37.33 ppb
(6 to 10 ppb)
3Captains Cove Subdivision
Ninde, VA
72012 of 166.59 ppb
(0 to 17.33 ppb)
4Town of Cape Charles
Cape Charles, VA
1,1343 of 46 ppb
(0 to 11 ppb)
5FT A P Hill - Headquarters
Fort A. P. Hill, VA
1803 of 35.67 ppb
(3.5 to 8.5 ppb)
6Town of Virgilina
Virgilina, VA
3002 of 24.83 ppb
(4.67 to 5 ppb)
7Gloucester Co Water Treatment Plt
Gloucester, VA
9,28018 of 203.53 ppb
(0 to 8.75 ppb)
8City of Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA
16,30013 of 223.35 ppb
(0 to 11.8 ppb)
9Hubbards Lane
Yorktown, VA
1,17310 of 143.29 ppb
(0 to 12 ppb)
10Indian River
Richmond, VA
1,5001 of 13 ppb
(3 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 Virginia

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Virginia