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Dibromoacetic acid in Wisconsin


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 Wisconsin

325 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)
1Granton Waterworks
Granton, WI
3853 of 37 ppb
(5.2 to 9.8 ppb)
2Seymour Waterworks
Seymour, WI
3,5351 of 24.05 ppb
(0 to 8.09 ppb)
3Oliver Waterworks
Superior, WI
2539 of 113.8 ppb
(0 to 8.71 ppb)
4Abbotsford Waterworks
Abbotsford, WI
1,9567 of 72.76 ppb
(1.27 to 4.08 ppb)
5Leroy Sanitary District 1
Leroy, WI
3202 of 22 ppb
(1 to 3 ppb)
6Gresham Waterworks
Gresham, WI
5342 of 21.95 ppb
(1.6 to 2.3 ppb)
7Grande Cheese Co Brownsville
Brownsville, WI
2312 of 21.9 ppb
(1.6 to 2.2 ppb)
8Town of Brookfield San Dist #4
Brookfield, WI
6,4192 of 21.9 ppb
(1.67 to 2.13 ppb)
9Holland TN Sanitary Dist
Town Of Holland, WI
4502 of 21.75 ppb
(0.79 to 2.7 ppb)
10Greenleaf Waterworks
Greenleaf, WI
65010 of 131.66 ppb
(0 to 4.1 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 Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin