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Dibromoacetic acid

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Dibromoacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

2015:

FOUND

42

states detected

9,168

utilities detected

118 million

people served

Health concerns for dibromoacetic acid

Cancer

Change to fetal growth and development

States reporting dibromoacetic acid in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
California69531,159,259
Texas1,68321,801,840
Ohio7699,472,574
Illinois5848,486,344
North Carolina3154,985,367
New York4814,658,430
Virginia843,596,636
Oklahoma5512,946,917
Missouri2152,736,103
Louisiana4222,638,903
Wisconsin2972,448,901
Massachusetts1222,410,085
Nevada362,371,687
Kansas6022,215,705
South Carolina1382,128,937
Iowa3721,713,551
New Mexico2411,664,287
Washington1611,532,153
Georgia601,231,095
Minnesota1541,054,873
Pennsylvania1341,017,152
West Virginia158906,532
District Of Columbia4664,572
Colorado190617,521
Delaware24609,496
Arkansas192536,400
Montana127427,535
Mississippi89382,528
North Dakota109373,527
Hawaii22276,665
Wyoming84253,455
Rhode Island10191,907
Kentucky472,198
Alabama361,434
Michigan133,816
Alaska2223,420
Maryland316,458
Idaho115,510
Maine41,613
Utah11,400
Vermont21,133
South Dakota1296
Arizona1190
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Utilities with the highest amounts of dibromoacetic acid, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Village of Surfside BeachFreeport, TX8 of 836.5 ppb3,477
Coke County Water Supply CorporationRobert Lee, TX7 of 835.2 ppb523
Pleasant Hills-crossroads Water SystemsJoyce, LA8 of 834.8 ppb840
City of Paint RockPaint Rock, TX4 of 430.4 ppb280
Holmesville Water System*Downsville, LA8 of 829.9 ppb1,845
Mountain Park Public Works AuthorityMountain Park, OK4 of 429.7 ppb473
Litroe Water SystemMarion, LA of 0ND0
Ericksdahl Water Supply CorporationStamford, TX8 of 827.9 ppb275
Wards Chapel Water SystemFarmerville, LA6 of 627.6 ppb1,350
Concord Water SystemMarion, LA8 of 826.5 ppb426
Tx Airstream Harbor Water*Zavalla, TX4 of 424.9 ppb174
San Luis HillsLos Banos, CA4 of 424.8 ppb300
Sardis Water SystemFarmerville, LA8 of 824.3 ppb1,404
Pappas & Company (coalinga)Mendota, CA4 of 424.0 ppb25
Harris Farms South #101-144Coalinga, CA5 of 524.0 ppb160
Hammonds RanchFirebaugh, CA4 of 424.0 ppb50
Town of Plain Dealing Water SystemPlain Dealing, LA8 of 824.0 ppb2,733
Commodore Cove Improvement DistrictFreeport, TX4 of 423.5 ppb495
Harris Farms HeadquartersCoalinga, CA4 of 423.5 ppb300
City Of Dos PalosDos Palos, CA8 of 823.3 ppb7,450
Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation*Millersview, TX8 of 823.0 ppb3,589
Huron, City ofHuron, CA6 of 622.7 ppb7,306
Sumner Peck RanchEl Nido, CA4 of 422.5 ppb42
City of LuedersLueders, TX6 of 822.4 ppb525
Rowena Water Supply CorporationRowena, TX4 of 422.3 ppb480
City of MoranMoran, TX8 of 822.3 ppb233
Turtle Cove Lot Owners AssociationFreeport, TX4 of 422.3 ppb66
Indiahoma Public Works AuthorityIndiahoma, OK4 of 422.2 ppb350
Panoche Water DistrictFirebaugh, CA10 of 1021.6 ppb146
Linville-haile Water SystemMarion, LA of 0ND0

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

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Nueces County WCID 3*Robstown, TX15 of 1620.5 ppb14,607
City of Raymondville*Raymondville, TX16 of 1618.1 ppb11,288
Agua SUD*Mission, TX16 of 1616.9 ppb45,498
City of Edinburg*Edinburg, TX32 of 3215.4 ppb77,100
City of Beeville*Beeville, TX16 of 1614.7 ppb15,039
McAllen Public Utility*Mcallen, TX32 of 3214.5 ppb163,302
City of Donna*Donna, TX16 of 1614.2 ppb15,000
Lemoore Naval Air StationNas Lemoore, CA20 of 2014.1 ppb11,500
Corpus Christi Naval Air StationCorpus Christi, TX8 of 813.7 ppb10,464
City of Abilene*Abilene, TX32 of 3213.0 ppb123,886
Laguna Madre Water DistrictPort Isabel, TX16 of 1612.9 ppb18,879
City of Mission*Mission, TX16 of 1612.8 ppb77,058
Nueces County WCID 4Port Aransas, TX16 of 1612.4 ppb10,383
CoalingaCoalinga, CA16 of 1612.4 ppb19,362
Beaver Falls Municipal Authority*Beaver Falls, PA4 of 412.3 ppb50,000
Inima USA / Aquaria Water*North Dighton, MA1 of 111.9 ppb93,810
East Rio Hondo WSC*, TX15 of 1611.7 ppb20,187
City of San JuanSan Juan, TX16 of 1611.3 ppb30,000
City of San Angelo*San Angelo, TX32 of 3211.3 ppb98,975
City of Weslaco*Weslaco, TX16 of 1611.3 ppb32,092
City of Pharr*Pharr, TX32 of 3211.1 ppb70,400
City of San Benito*San Benito, TX15 of 1511.1 ppb24,250
City of Rio Grande City*Rio Grande City, TX16 of 1611.0 ppb17,613
Sharyland Water Supply Corporation*Mission, TX16 of 1610.7 ppb51,504
City of Rockport*Rockport, TX16 of 1610.5 ppb26,450
Mountain House Community Services DistrictMountain House, CA16 of 1610.1 ppb12,940
City of PortlandPortland, TX16 of 1610.0 ppb19,186
Los Angeles County WW District 4 & 34-LancasterAlhambra, CA31 of 329.87 ppb180,131
City of Big Spring*Big Spring, TX16 of 169.79 ppb27,282
Altus*Altus, OK16 of 169.56 ppb21,477

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

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