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Bromomethane

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Bromomethane, or methyl bromide, is a pesticide fumigant that was banned because it depletes the ozone layer.

2010-2015:

FOUND

32

states detected

345

utilities detected

5.4 million

people served

Health concerns for bromomethane

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to fetal growth and child development

Harm to the lungs

Skin and eye irritation

States reporting bromomethane in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
California291,751,176
Colorado451,493,929
New Jersey10529,712
New York43241,205
Massachusetts8222,249
Texas42221,606
Pennsylvania6147,621
Florida3129,368
Louisiana28125,537
Alabama15106,187
Idaho192,000
Mississippi672,642
Maryland972,295
North Carolina547,037
Ohio740,362
Indiana1437,341
Arkansas2825,673
Minnesota217,996
Illinois114,668
Wisconsin410,821
Iowa107,334
West Virginia15,352
Washington74,377
Montana73,030
Delaware22,370
Nevada31,445
Virginia21,302
Michigan1857
Wyoming3575
South Carolina1367
Nebraska1150
New Hampshire1100
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Utilities with the highest amounts of bromomethane, 2010-2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Beechwood Mobile Home ParkMichigan City, IN1 of 212.3 ppb63
Cypress Creek Utility District*Houston, TX1 of 79.71 ppb3,012
High Plains WuaEastlake, CO1 of 28.85 ppb200
J & R Mobile Home ParkBastrop, TX2 of 28.25 ppb30
Huttig WaterworksHuttig, AR2 of 88.02 ppb777
Westerlo Town Water SupplyWesterlo, NY1 of 27.50 ppb220
Woodberry Mobile Home ParkLaporte, IN1 of 26.70 ppb99
Greenacre Manufactured Home ParkOneonta, NY1 of 26.65 ppb40
Warsaw Mobile Home ParkCedaredge, IN2 of 26.25 ppb405
Bell & Ford Marina CampgroundHuntsville, TX1 of 15.80 ppb72
D & G ApartmentsEndicott, NY7 of 74.76 ppb25
Lake Livingston BranchwoodLivingston, TX1 of 24.65 ppb59
Alpine Manor Home For AdultsLima, NY2 of 22.90 ppb36
City of GiddingsGiddings, TX7 of 82.84 ppb8,625
Creston Public WaterCreston, WA3 of 72.74 ppb275
Onalaska Water Supply CorporationOnalaska, TX1 of 162.50 ppb3,890
Chenango RanchTomball, TX4 of 52.38 ppb51
Town of KitzmillerMountain Lake Park, MD2 of 22.35 ppb370
Wee Wood ParkMayville, NY1 of 32.33 ppb45
Louann Waterworks*El Dorado, AR13 of 142.29 ppb192
Vaughn Cascade County Water and Sewer*Vaughn, MT1 of 12.25 ppb585
Gunderson Water WorksChehalis, WA8 of 92.23 ppb53
Bell Water SubdivisionNew Waverly, TX2 of 22.13 ppb72
French Settlement Water Company - Oakwood EstatesBaton Rouge, LA2 of 22.09 ppb87
Ponchatoula Water SystemPontchatoula, LA4 of 41.94 ppb6,657
Clay Water Supply CorporationDripping Springs, TX1 of 21.90 ppb168
Bradley Waterworks*Bradley, AR6 of 81.86 ppb533
KarlstadKarlstad, MN1 of 21.80 ppb753
Cedar Hills Water AssociationGillette, WY1 of 11.80 ppb258
Three Palms Mobilehome ParkSacramento, CA2 of 21.80 ppb300

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Bromomethane, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Greensburg Municipal Water Works*Greensburg, IN1 of 81.75 ppb12,000
City of GreenvilleGreenville, MS15 of 180.843 ppb34,400
West Monroe Water SystemWest Monroe, LA13 of 340.779 ppb15,930
City of Alvin*Alvin, TX7 of 160.581 ppb24,000
Lynn Water and Sewer CommissionLynn, MA2 of 130.438 ppb90,329
Fitchburg Dpw, Div. of Water Supply*Fitchburg, MA1 of 110.264 ppb39,100
Johnstown Water WorksJohnstown, NY1 of 140.243 ppb10,791
Dare County Water System*Kill Devil Hill, NC1 of 40.175 ppb22,766
Olivehurst Public UDOlivehurst, CA1 of 230.165 ppb13,738
Golden State Water Company (GSWC) - SouthwestGardena, CA5 of 240.135 ppb271,677
Saratoga Springs City*Saratoga Springs, NY5 of 250.130 ppb35,900
City of Stuart - Water PlantStuart, FL1 of 310.110 ppb19,000
New Design - Frederick CountyFrederick, MD1 of 190.105 ppb46,769
City of Orange*Orange, TX3 of 80.0899 ppb18,922
City of LemooreLemoore, CA2 of 330.0779 ppb24,945
Lomita Water DepartmentLomita, CA2 of 110.0755 ppb20,256
Parker WSDParker, CO1 of 360.0750 ppb40,500
South Hadley FD #1 (MWRA)South Hadley, MA1 of 50.0660 ppb14,000
South ElginSouth Elgin, IL2 of 130.0655 ppb14,668
City of Seabrook*Seabrook, TX1 of 80.0650 ppb12,792
City of GautierGautier, MS1 of 140.0647 ppb18,596
City of LivingstonLivingston, CA1 of 320.0469 ppb14,894
City of Alice*Alice, TX1 of 130.0438 ppb25,263
Carolina Beach Water SystemCarolina Beach, NC2 of 160.0438 ppb12,840
Norwalk Water DepartmentNorwalk, CA5 of 420.0429 ppb18,372
City of PleasantonPleasanton, TX1 of 210.0421 ppb12,935
Milford Water Company*Milford, MA1 of 330.0394 ppb27,100
Perkasie Regional Authority*Perkasie, PA2 of 650.0309 ppb11,100
Water Works District #1 of Vermilion*Maurice, LA2 of 260.0285 ppb21,300
United Wappinger Water Improvement DistrictWappingers Falls, NY1 of 430.0279 ppb14,000

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Bromomethane, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

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