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Bromochloroacetic acid in Maryland

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 Maryland

102 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
1Riddle Farm
Berlin, MD
1501 of 16.61 ppb
(6.61 ppb)
2Town of Sharptown
Sharptown, MD
65011 of 115.9 ppb
(2.66 to 8.57 ppb)
3Town of Elkton
Elkton, MD
12,4586 of 64.34 ppb
(2 to 6.4 ppb)
4New Design
Frederick, MD
40,5615 of 53.92 ppb
(2.5 to 7.25 ppb)
5Bowling Green Distribution System
Cumberland, MD
2,3704 of 73.47 ppb
(0 to 20.9 ppb)
6Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Silver Spring, MD
1,800,00081 of 813.44 ppb
(2.15 to 6.71 ppb)
7City of Havre DE Grace
Havre De Grace, MD
14,00014 of 143.44 ppb
(0.65 to 7.05 ppb)
8Pocomoke City
Pocomoke City, MD
4,1001 of 13.22 ppb
(3.22 ppb)
9Maryland American Water Company
Bel Air, MD
13,20016 of 162.79 ppb
(1.98 to 3.8 ppb)
10The Landings - West
Berlin, MD
1003 of 52.75 ppb
(0 to 8.36 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 Maryland

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Maryland