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Dibromomethane

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Dibromomethane is an industrial chemical and is also formed when disinfectants like chlorine are added to drinking water.

2015:

FOUND

6

states detected

44

utilities detected

1.0 million

people served

Health concerns for dibromomethane

Harm to the central nervous system

Harm to the liver

Harm to the kidney

Change to blood cells

States reporting dibromomethane in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
California21669,493
New Jersey3278,615
Texas1766,335
Wisconsin12,461
Arkansas1777
Maine140
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Utilities with the highest amounts of dibromomethane, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Huttig WaterworksHuttig, AR1 of 26.75 ppb777
MaukaFort Worth, TX1 of 23.63 ppb1,026
City of MilesMiles, TX2 of 32.27 ppb870
Lomira WaterworksLomira, WI1 of 11.50 ppb2,461
Matagorda Dunes SubdivisionWauwatosa, TX1 of 11.40 ppb426
Maverick County Airport Water WorksEagle Pass, TX1 of 11.30 ppb990
Galveston County WCID 1*Dickinson, TX2 of 31.30 ppb29,280
Country View ApartmentsBangor, ME1 of 11.30 ppb40
City of Ballinger*Ballinger, TX1 of 11.20 ppb3,767
Twin Buttes Water SystemSan Angelo, TX1 of 11.20 ppb44
Harris County Municipal Utility District 64*Houston, TX1 of 11.20 ppb6,174
Mesa Grande Water Supply CorporationGranbury, TX1 of 21.01 ppb399
Gary Water Supply CorporationGary, TX1 of 10.690 ppb966
Lake Cities Municipal Utility Authority*Lake Dallas, TX1 of 10.630 ppb12,865
City of NoconaNocona, TX1 of 10.540 ppb3,033
City of ChicoChico, TX1 of 30.340 ppb1,503
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District*Lake Elsinore, CA1 of 70.271 ppb142,264
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority*Atlantic City, NJ3 of 100.239 ppb152,415
Calleguas Municipal Water District*Thousand Oaks, CA1 of 90.189 ppb0
Pecan Grove Mobile Home ParkMcdonough, TX1 of 30.167 ppb336
Camp Pendleton (North)Camp Pendleton, CA2 of 180.117 ppb15,600
Paulsboro Water DepartmentPaulsboro, NJ1 of 40.0475 ppb6,200

* 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 Dibromomethane, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Galveston County WCID 1*Dickinson, TX2 of 31.30 ppb29,280
Lake Cities Municipal Utility Authority*Lake Dallas, TX1 of 10.630 ppb12,865
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District*Lake Elsinore, CA1 of 70.271 ppb142,264
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority*Atlantic City, NJ3 of 100.239 ppb152,415
Camp Pendleton (North)Camp Pendleton, CA2 of 180.117 ppb15,600

* 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 Dibromomethane, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.