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National Drinking Water Database

Cedar Rapids Water Department Utilities - Cedar Rapids, IA

Serves 124,488 people


Desethylatrazine is a metabolite of the herbicide atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting herbicide used on corn, sugarcane and sorghum.
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
52 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
93 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
DesethylatrazineDesethylatrazine is a metabolite of the herbicide atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting herbicide used on corn, sugarcane and sorghum.0.01 ppb
0.16 ppb
3 ppb
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for Desethylatrazine

Health Based Limits for Desethylatrazine

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.3 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2009-06-030 ppb220 ppb
2009-05-060 ppb220 ppb
2009-04-080 ppb220 ppb
2009-03-170 ppb110 ppb
2009-03-090 ppb110 ppb
2009-02-100 ppb110 ppb
2009-02-090 ppb110 ppb
2009-01-070 ppb220 ppb
2008-12-160 ppb220 ppb
2008-11-050 ppb220 ppb
2008-10-070 ppb220 ppb
2008-09-020 ppb220 ppb
2008-08-060 ppb220 ppb
2008-07-070.14 ppb200.12 to 0.15 ppb
2008-06-110.16 ppb100.16 ppb
2008-05-140 ppb220 ppb
2008-04-010 ppb220 ppb
2008-03-040 ppb220 ppb
2008-01-080 ppb220 ppb
2007-12-050 ppb220 ppb
2006-11-080 pCi/L*110 ppb
2006-11-070 pCi/L*110 ppb
2006-10-110 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-09-110 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-08-070 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-07-170 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-06-060 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-05-100 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-04-040 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-03-140 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-02-070 pCi/L*220 ppb
2006-01-100 pCi/L*220 ppb
2005-12-060 ppb220 ppb
2005-11-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-070 ppb110 ppb
2005-10-110 ppb220 ppb
2005-09-120 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-080 ppb220 ppb
2005-07-070.13 ppb200.11 to 0.14 ppb
2005-06-070 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-100 ppb220 ppb
2005-04-050 ppb220 ppb
2005-03-030 ppb220 ppb
2005-02-030 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-180 ppb220 ppb
2004-12-060 ppb220 ppb
2004-11-030 ppb220 ppb
2004-10-130 ppb220 ppb
2004-09-130 ppb220 ppb
2004-08-100 ppb110 ppb
2004-07-150.13 ppb200.13 ppb
2004-04-190 ppb110 ppb