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Bromochloroacetic acid in Delaware

Bromochloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

51 water utilities reported detecting Bromochloroacetic acid in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Bromochloroacetic acid level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1United Water Delaware
Wilmington, DE
105,27010 of 133.92 ppb
(0 to 7.4 ppb)
2Mallard Lakes
Selbyville, DE
9005 of 53.74 ppb
(3.1 to 4.7 ppb)
3Quillens Point
Ocean View, DE
1502 of 23.65 ppb
(3.4 to 3.9 ppb)
4Bethany Beach Water Department
Bethany Beach, DE
12,1287 of 93.52 ppb
(0 to 12.8 ppb)
5Wilmington Water Department
Wilmington, DE
140,0008 of 83.49 ppb
(2.46 to 4.37 ppb)
6Sea Winds
Dover, DE
1055 of 73.06 ppb
(0 to 5.9 ppb)
7Bridgeville District
Dover, DE
1,4252 of 23.05 ppb
(2.1 to 4 ppb)
8Pepper Ridge Park
1804 of 62.98 ppb
(0 to 8.1 ppb)
9Greenwood Water Department
Greenwood, DE
8001 of 12.8 ppb
(2.8 ppb)
10Town of Blades
Blades, DE
1,2002 of 22.75 ppb
(2.7 to 2.8 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Bromochloroacetic acid

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Bromochloroacetic acid in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware