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Bromochloroacetic acid

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Bromochloroacetic acid is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromochloroacetic acid and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

2015:

FOUND

15

states detected

3,418

utilities detected

46 million

people served

Health concerns for bromochloroacetic acid

Cancer

Change to fetal growth and development

States reporting bromochloroacetic acid in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas1,98123,147,850
California15810,142,859
Missouri4223,952,307
Washington2032,626,256
Virginia221,405,679
New York341,306,747
Ohio1271,082,942
District Of Columbia4664,572
Delaware5543,161
Oklahoma220442,641
Montana129429,235
Wyoming101290,558
Pennsylvania5195,186
Nevada595,037
Maryland13,500
Vermont1123
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Utilities with the highest amounts of bromochloroacetic acid, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Paint RockPaint Rock, TX4 of 431.6 ppb280
Lakewood Water SystemLufkin, TX4 of 426.6 ppb52
Sierra Country ClubOak Harbor, WA4 of 424.2 ppb355
Coke County Water Supply CorporationRobert Lee, TX8 of 823.9 ppb523
Millersview-doole Water Supply Corporation*Millersview, TX8 of 823.6 ppb3,589
Walnut Ridge Estates Water SystemZavalla, TX4 of 422.0 ppb178
Rowena Water Supply CorporationRowena, TX4 of 420.9 ppb480
Anthony Harbor SubdivisionLufkin, TX4 of 420.1 ppb183
Village of Surfside BeachFreeport, TX8 of 819.3 ppb3,477
Golden Acres Water CompanyAustin, TX3 of 319.2 ppb189
City of GormanGorman, TX4 of 419.2 ppb1,151
Powell Point Water SystemLufkin, TX4 of 418.7 ppb349
Tx Airstream Harbor Water*Zavalla, TX4 of 418.4 ppb174
Mountain Water Supply CorporationGatesville, TX4 of 418.4 ppb2,022
Lakeshore Sites WaterHaskell, TX4 of 418.2 ppb100
City of Beeville*Beeville, TX16 of 1618.1 ppb15,039
Nueces Water Supply Corporation*Kingsville, TX3 of 317.9 ppb2,682
Commodore Cove Improvement DistrictFreeport, TX4 of 417.8 ppb495
Rra Foard County Water SystemWichita Falls, TX4 of 417.8 ppb176
Paint Creek Water Supply Corporation*Stamford, TX4 of 417.8 ppb479
Sun N Fun AssociationZavalla, TX4 of 417.4 ppb77
City of MegargelMegargel, TX4 of 417.0 ppb205
Ericksdahl Water Supply CorporationStamford, TX8 of 816.9 ppb275
City of NoconaNocona, TX4 of 416.7 ppb3,033
City of Stamford*Stamford, TX8 of 816.6 ppb3,124
Corpus Christi Naval Air StationCorpus Christi, TX8 of 816.1 ppb10,464
Somervell County Water District - Wheele*Glen Rose, TX4 of 416.1 ppb1,020
RyanRyan, OK6 of 615.8 ppb894
City of Haskell*Haskell, TX8 of 815.8 ppb3,322
BlackwaterBlackwater, MO2 of 215.7 ppb205

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

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Beeville*Beeville, TX16 of 1618.1 ppb15,039
Corpus Christi Naval Air StationCorpus Christi, TX8 of 816.1 ppb10,464
Nueces County WCID 4Port Aransas, TX16 of 1615.5 ppb10,383
City of Raymondville*Raymondville, TX16 of 1615.0 ppb11,288
City of Corpus Christi*Corpus Christi, TX48 of 4812.9 ppb316,381
City of Rockport*Rockport, TX16 of 1612.3 ppb26,450
City of Midlothian*Midlothian, TX16 of 1612.0 ppb16,608
City of Alice*Alice, TX16 of 1611.8 ppb25,263
City of Donna*Donna, TX16 of 1611.4 ppb15,000
City of Laredo*Laredo, TX32 of 3211.3 ppb244,731
City of PortlandPortland, TX16 of 1611.3 ppb19,186
Duncan Public Utilities Authority*Duncan, OK16 of 1611.2 ppb23,000
City of Mineral Wells*Mineral Wells, TX16 of 1611.1 ppb16,800
Kempner WSC*Kempner, TX16 of 1610.8 ppb15,143
Nueces County WCID 3*Robstown, TX16 of 1610.8 ppb14,607
Marshall*Marshall, MO16 of 1610.7 ppb13,065
Agua SUD*Mission, TX16 of 1610.2 ppb45,498
City of VictoriaVictoria, TX32 of 3210.2 ppb67,444
City of Temple*Temple, TX32 of 3210.2 ppb69,180
City of Weatherford*Weatherford, TX16 of 169.88 ppb25,250
East Rio Hondo WSC*, TX15 of 169.74 ppb20,187
City of RichardsonRichardson, TX32 of 329.69 ppb102,460
Tri SUDMount Pleasant, TX16 of 169.59 ppb16,734
West Travis County Regional WS*Bee Cave, TX16 of 169.53 ppb18,408
City of Waxahachie*Waxahachie, TX16 of 169.49 ppb33,021
City of Port Lavaca*Port Lavaca, TX16 of 169.49 ppb12,248
City of Royse City*Royse City, TX16 of 169.40 ppb11,988
City of Frisco*Frisco, TX32 of 329.31 ppb136,493
City of Texas CityTexas City, TX16 of 169.23 ppb46,081
Lemoore Naval Air StationNas Lemoore, CA20 of 209.18 ppb11,500

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

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