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City of Tacoma Water Division Utilities - Tacoma, WA

Serves 305,000 people


1,1-Dichloroethane is used in industrial chemical synthesis, as a solvent for plastics, paint, varnish, and finish removers and as an insecticide/fumigant.
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
34 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
51 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
1,1-Dichloroethane1,1-Dichloroethane is used in industrial chemical synthesis, as a solvent for plastics, paint, varnish, and finish removers and as an insecticide/fumigant.0 ppb
0 ppb
3 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
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 1,1-Dichloroethane

Health Based Limits for 1,1-Dichloroethane

California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.3 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2006-11-020 ppb220 ppb
2006-10-260 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-050 ppb110 ppb
2006-09-260 ppb110 ppb
2006-09-220 ppb110 ppb
2006-08-300 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-260 ppb220 ppb
2006-07-240 ppb220 ppb
2006-07-120 ppb330 ppb
2006-07-050 ppb330 ppb
2006-05-010 ppb110 ppb
2005-10-190 ppb110 ppb
2005-07-280 ppb110 ppb
2005-07-270 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-280 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-210 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-200 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-130 ppb110 ppb
2005-06-090 ppb330 ppb
2005-06-070 ppb220 ppb
2005-05-250 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-060 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-050 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-090 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-080 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-300 ppb220 ppb
2004-11-170 ppb220 ppb
2004-10-190 ppb330 ppb
2004-10-140 ppb110 ppb
2004-09-070 ppb330 ppb
2004-08-100 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-280 ppb220 ppb