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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dicamba

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Dicamba is a herbicide sold for agricultural and residential uses. Dicamba-resistant GMO corn and soybeans are currently being marketed, indicating that dicamba spraying will increase across the U.S. Dicamba harms the brain and nervous system, and may also harm reproduction and child development.

2015-2017:

FOUND

10

states detected

21

utilities detected

363,000

people served

Health concerns for dicamba

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to reproduction and child development

States reporting dicamba in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Delaware2307,000
South Carolina214,559
Wisconsin111,900
Missouri210,770
Nebraska39,338
Massachusetts16,085
Illinois11,800
New York6896
Nevada1330
Pennsylvania2184
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Filtering technologies that reduce dicamba

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of dicamba, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Montana*Minden, NV1 of 20.750 ppb330
Talmage, Village ofTalmage, NE1 of 70.336 ppb266
Alliance, City ofAlliance, NE1 of 70.289 ppb8,500
Mount PulaskiMt. Pulaski, IL1 of 20.240 ppb1,800
Boonville PWS*Boonville, MO1 of 40.233 ppb8,319
Adams, Village ofAdams, NE1 of 60.218 ppb572
The Devereux FoundationNewfoundland, PA1 of 10.210 ppb89
Country Village EstatesGreat Valley, NY1 of 30.1000 ppb75
White Lantern Mobile CourtRandolph, NY1 of 20.0950 ppb37
Twin Lakes Mobile HomesYorkshire, NY1 of 30.0933 ppb550
Cedarburg L & W CommissionCedarburg, WI1 of 40.0875 ppb11,900
Limberlost Road Apartments (gu)Westmoreland, NY1 of 50.0760 ppb25
Hillview VillageYorkshire, NY1 of 30.0567 ppb84
Chester Metro*Chester, SC1 of 60.0550 ppb12,731
Mitford Water District (sc2020005)Great Falls, SC1 of 60.0550 ppb1,828
Country Colony EstatesHoneoye Falls, NY1 of 30.0400 ppb125
Templeton Munic. Light and Water PlantTempleton, MA1 of 90.0267 ppb6,085
Artesian Water Company*Newark, DE1 of 950.00105 ppb301,000

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Cedarburg L & W CommissionCedarburg, WI1 of 40.0875 ppb11,900
Chester Metro*Chester, SC1 of 60.0550 ppb12,731
Artesian Water Company*Newark, DE1 of 950.00105 ppb301,000

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