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Monobromoacetic acid

Monobromoacetic 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.
 
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
54 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
249 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Monobromoacetic acidMonobromoacetic 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.0.07 ppb
1.5 ppb
NoNo
60 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 Monobromoacetic acid

Health Based Limits for Monobromoacetic 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

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-12-140 ppb440 ppb
2006-12-120 ppb440 ppb
2006-12-050 ppb550 ppb
2006-11-220 ppb440 ppb
2006-11-170 ppb440 ppb
2006-10-300 ppb440 ppb
2006-10-030 ppb440 ppb
2006-09-010 ppb440 ppb
2006-08-310 ppb440 ppb
2006-08-250 ppb440 ppb
2006-08-140 ppb440 ppb
2006-08-110 ppb440 ppb
2006-08-100 ppb440 ppb
2006-07-270 ppb440 ppb
2006-05-120 ppb440 ppb
2006-05-080 ppb440 ppb
2006-05-050 ppb440 ppb
2006-05-040 ppb440 ppb
2006-05-030 ppb440 ppb
2006-04-270 ppb440 ppb
2006-04-070 ppb440 ppb
2006-03-070 ppb440 ppb
2006-03-030 ppb440 ppb
2006-02-030 ppb880 ppb
2006-02-020 ppb440 ppb
2006-01-240 ppb440 ppb
2006-01-040 ppb440 ppb
2005-09-120 ppb440 ppb
2005-08-120 ppb440 ppb
2005-07-260 ppb880 ppb
2005-07-250 ppb440 ppb
2005-07-070.9 ppb410 to 1.4 ppb
2005-07-051.5 ppb401.1 to 1.8 ppb
2005-02-230 ppb440 ppb
2005-02-181.28 ppb401.1 to 1.5 ppb
2005-02-100.28 ppb860 to 1.2 ppb
2005-02-030 ppb440 ppb
2005-02-020 ppb440 ppb
2005-01-310 ppb440 ppb
2004-08-180 ppb440 ppb
2004-08-170 ppb440 ppb
2004-08-160 ppb440 ppb
2004-08-110 ppb440 ppb
2004-08-100 ppb440 ppb
2004-08-030 ppb440 ppb
2004-05-270 ppb440 ppb
2004-05-260 ppb12120 ppb
2004-05-190 ppb440 ppb
2004-05-170 ppb880 ppb
2004-02-250 ppb12120 ppb
2004-02-110 ppb440 ppb
2004-02-100 ppb440 ppb
2004-01-270 ppb440 ppb
2004-01-140 ppb440 ppb