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Frankford - Annada, MO


Serves 418 people - Test data available: 2004-2008

This drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources- Public Drinking Water Program. It is part of EWG's national database that includes 47,667 drinking water utilities and 20 million test results. Water utilities nationwide detected more than 300 pollutants between 2004 and 2009. More than half of these chemicals are unregulated, legal in any amount. Despite this widespread contamination, the federal government invests few resources to protecting rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater from pollution in the first place. The information below summarizes test results for this utility and lists potential health concerns.

 
This Drinking Water System
National Average
Exceed Health GuidelinesTests showing chemicals at concentrations above health guidelines established by federal and state health agencies. These guidelines are typically set at a levels that pose no significant health risk.
8 chemicals
4
Health Standard ExceedencesChemicals detected at concentrations above the legal limit, the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCLs) established by the U.S. EPA. 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.
0 chemicals
0.5
Pollutants FoundThe total number of contaminants detected since 2004, according to data provided by the state water agency.
21 chemicals
8
Tests ConductedThe total number of number of water quality tests conducted by water utilities and recorded in data provided by the state water agency.
600 tests
420

Contaminants Exceeding Health Guidelines

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
BromodichloromethaneBromodichloromethane is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.7.51 ppb
11.55 ppb
Yes
MCLGA non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.: 0 ppb
No
80 ppb
ChloroformChloroform is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.34.78 ppb
51.9 ppb
Yes
5.7 ppb
No
80 ppb
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)Total trihalomethanes constitute the sum of four disinfection byproducts: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform.43.2 ppb
59.35 ppb
Yes
9.8 ppb
No
80 ppb
Dichloroacetic acidDichloroacetic 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.21.36 ppb
34.1 ppb
Yes
MCLGA non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.: 0 ppb
No
60 ppb
Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)Total haloacetic acids refers to the sum of the concentrations of five related disinfection byproducts in a water sample: dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monochloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoacetic acid.33.66 ppb
50.95 ppb
Yes
0.7 ppb
No
60 ppb
DibromochloromethaneDibromochloromethane is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.0.91 ppb
1.96 ppb
Yes
0.4 ppb
No
80 ppb
Lead (total)Lead is a metal that enters water by corrosion of household plumbing systems, discharge of industrial pollution and erosion of natural deposits.0.76 ppb
2.29 ppb
Yes
MCLGA non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.: 0 ppb
No
Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)Dichloromethane is a widely-used paint remover, solvent and metal degreasing agent; it is discharged into the environment from the manufacture of chemicals, textiles, electronics, metals and plastics, pharmaceuticals and pesticides.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
Yes
MCLGA non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.: 0 ppb
No
5 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.

Other Detected Contaminants

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Bromochloroacetic acidBromochloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct, and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.3.54 ppb
4.51 ppb
NoLegal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
Trichloroacetic acidTrichloroacetic 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.12.68 ppb
18.95 ppb
No
20 ppb
No
60 ppb
Bromodichloroacetic acidBromodichloroacetic acid is a disinfection byproduct that forms when chlorine, chloramines or other disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water.1.71 ppb
3.17 ppb
NoLegal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
CopperCopper is a naturally occuring metal and drinking water contaminant that enters tap water by corrosion of household plumbing systems and erosion of natural deposits.21.13 ppb
63.22 ppb
No
300 ppb
No
1000 ppb
Monochloroacetic acidMonochloroacetic 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.0.29 ppb
2.62 ppb
No
70 ppb
No
60 ppb
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene is a gasoline hydrocarbon and industrial chemical used in building materials, furnishings and chemical manufacturing.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
No
10000 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene is a chemical intermediate, industrial solvent, and component of gasoline, coal tar and petroleum products.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
NoLegal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
TolueneToluene is a pollutant from petroleum refineries and a chemical used in plastics manufacturing as well as the pharmaceutical, paint and furniture industries.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
No
150 ppb
No
1000 ppb
EthylbenzeneEthylbenzene is a pollutant from petroleum refineries and industrial chemical factories; it is also used to make plastics, and may be present as an impurity in some insecticides.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
No
300 ppb
No
700 ppb
o-Xyleneo-Xylene is a petroleum-derived solvent used in the printing, rubber, and leather industries; it is also used as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and an ingredient in paints and varnishes.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
No
10000 ppb
No
10000 ppb
n-Propylbenzenen-Propylbenzene is a solvent used in textile dyeing and printing, a pollutant from asphalt and landfill leachate, and a constituent of petroleum and coal.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
NoLegal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
m- & p- XyleneXylene is a petroleum-derived solvent used in the printing, rubber, and leather industries, and as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and an ingredient in paints and varnishes.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
No
10000 ppb
No
10000 ppb
Xylenes (total)Xylenes are a group of chemicals produced from petroleum and released as pollutants from chemical, plastics and synthetic fiber industries as well as printing, painting, and laboratory uses.<0.01 ppb
<0.01 ppb
No
1800 ppb
No
10000 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.

Contaminants Not Detected - 53 chemicals

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,1-Dichloropropene, 1,2 Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, 1,3-Dichloropropane, 2,2-Dichloropropane, Benzene, Bromobenzene, Bromochloromethane, Bromoform, Bromomethane, Carbon tetrachloride, Chlorodibromoacetic acid, Chloroethane, Chloromethane, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, cis-1,3-Dichloropropene, Dibromoacetic acid, Dibromomethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Ethylene dibromide (EDB), Hexachlorobutadiene, Isopropylbenzene, m-Dichlorobenzene, Monobromoacetic acid, Monochlorobenzene (Chlorobenzene), Mtbe, n-Butylbenzene, Naphthalene, o-Chlorotoluene, o-Dichlorobenzene, p-Chlorotoluene, p-Dichlorobenzene, p-Isopropyltoluene, sec-Butylbenzene, Styrene, tert-Butylbenzene, Tetrachloroethylene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, trans-1,3-Dichloropropene, Tribromoacetic acid, Trichloroethylene, Trichlorofluoromethane, Vinyl chloride

Pollution Summary

21Total Contaminants Detected (2004 - 2008)

Copper, 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, Monochloroacetic acid, Trichloroacetic acid, Bromochloroacetic acid, Xylenes (total), Toluene, Ethylbenzene, o-Xylene, n-Propylbenzene, m- & p- Xylene, Bromodichloroacetic acid, Lead (total), Dichloroacetic acid, Total haloacetic acids (HAAs), Chloroform, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane, Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)

1Agricultural Pollutants
(pesticides, fertilizer, factory farms)

Ethylbenzene

7Sprawl and Urban Pollutants
(road runoff, lawn pesticides, human waste)

Copper, Xylenes (total), o-Xylene, n-Propylbenzene, m- & p- Xylene, Lead (total), Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)

10Industrial Pollutants

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, Xylenes (total), Toluene, Ethylbenzene, o-Xylene, n-Propylbenzene, m- & p- Xylene, Lead (total), Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)

10Water Treatment and Distribution Byproducts
(pipes and fixtures, treatment chemicals and byproducts)

Monochloroacetic acid, Trichloroacetic acid, Bromochloroacetic acid, Bromodichloroacetic acid, Dichloroacetic acid, Total haloacetic acids (HAAs), Chloroform, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane, Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

2Naturally Occurring
(naturally present but increased for lands denuded by sprawl, agriculture, or industrial development)

Copper, Lead (total)

6Unregulated Contaminants
EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for these contaminants

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, Bromochloroacetic acid, n-Propylbenzene, Bromodichloroacetic acid, Lead (total)

EPA Violation Summary

No violations were reported for this system since 2004.

Information on violations is drawn directly from EPA's national violations database in the Agency's Safe Drinking Water Information System. Analyses by others have raised questions about the quality of the information in EPA's database. For the purposes of this investigation, EWG is not showing below or including in our analyses, those violations for individual water suppliers that occurred on days for which the total number of violations assigned by EPA to that water supplier was greater than 20. This criteria was based on common characteristics of incorrect violations data as identified by water utilities, from a review of EPA's violations data by several hundred utilities prior to the release of EWG's investigation.