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Bromodichloroacetic acid

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

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

2015:

FOUND

3

states detected

387

utilities detected

3.8 million

people served

Health concerns for bromodichloroacetic acid

Cancer

Change to fetal growth and development

States reporting bromodichloroacetic acid in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Missouri3853,767,302
New York18,000
Montana1800
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Utilities with the highest amounts of bromodichloroacetic acid, 2015

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LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Waverly*Waverly, MO7 of 818.6 ppb840
BlackwaterBlackwater, MO2 of 218.2 ppb205
Gentry County Public Water Supply District 1*Albany, MO3 of 316.9 ppb2,000
MiamiMiami, MO3 of 316.8 ppb140
JamesonJameson, MO2 of 215.9 ppb121
GilliamGilliam, MO2 of 215.2 ppb125
Rosendale*Rosendale, MO4 of 414.1 ppb140
RockvilleRockville, MO2 of 214.1 ppb434
Andrew County Public Water Supply District 3*Fillmore, MO8 of 813.9 ppb1,780
Big Lake Village ofBig Lake Village, MO2 of 213.9 ppb800
Unity VillageUnity Village, MO8 of 813.7 ppb1,000
NelsonNelson, MO3 of 413.6 ppb189
Saline County Public Water Supply District 1Sweet Springs, MO4 of 413.4 ppb480
FillmoreFillmore, MO4 of 413.3 ppb184
Saline County Public Water Supply District 3*Marshall, MO7 of 712.8 ppb2,673
Coffey*Coffey, MO2 of 212.8 ppb85
Caldwell County Public Water Supply District 1Cowgill, MO2 of 211.9 ppb460
Harrison County Public Water Supply District 1Eagleville, MO3 of 411.8 ppb870
DeepwaterDeepwater, MO2 of 211.5 ppb433
Sweet Springs*Sweet Springs, MO7 of 811.4 ppb1,428
Savannah*Savannah, MO2 of 211.3 ppb5,046
MontroseMontrose, MO2 of 210.7 ppb450
Bates County Public Water Supply District 5Adrian, MO8 of 810.4 ppb2,637
Boonville*Boonville, MO7 of 810.4 ppb8,319
Harry S Truman Public Water Supply District 2*Montrose, MO8 of 810.2 ppb2,700
Louisiana*Louisiana, MO8 of 89.82 ppb3,364
AmoretAmoret, MO1 of 19.71 ppb255
Saline County Public Water Supply District 2*Slater, MO8 of 89.57 ppb870
TinaTina, MO1 of 19.56 ppb154
DewittTina, MO1 of 19.25 ppb125

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

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Marshall*Marshall, MO11 of 168.55 ppb13,065
Springfield*Springfield, MO32 of 326.64 ppb175,000
Excelsior Springs*Excelsior Springs, MO16 of 166.48 ppb11,084
Hannibal*Hannibal, MO16 of 166.07 ppb17,916
NeoshoNeosho, MO16 of 165.81 ppb12,157
GladstoneGladstone, MO16 of 165.19 ppb27,000
Poplar BluffPoplar Bluff, MO16 of 164.98 ppb17,000
Thomas Hill PWSD 1*Moberly, MO8 of 84.89 ppb10,315
Columbia*Columbia, MO24 of 244.57 ppb100,733
KennettKennett, MO2 of 24.22 ppb11,500
Festus*Festus, MO8 of 84.19 ppb11,600
Sikeston*Sikeston, MO2 of 23.92 ppb16,393
BransonBranson, MO8 of 83.55 ppb11,880
Fort Leonard WoodFt Leonard Wood, MO16 of 163.37 ppb34,000
Moberly*Moberly, MO12 of 163.32 ppb13,974
Macon County PWSD 1*Macon, MO15 of 163.09 ppb11,606
Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau, MO6 of 62.18 ppb38,800
Kirksville*Kirksville, MO12 of 161.95 ppb17,304
Liberty*Liberty, MO8 of 161.69 ppb29,000
Wentzville*Wentzville, MO10 of 101.43 ppb31,000
West PlainsWest Plains, MO15 of 161.43 ppb12,000
Webb City*Webb City, MO5 of 101.24 ppb10,996
Jefferson County PWSD 10Imperial, MO7 of 81.00 ppb10,000
Boone County Cons. PWSD1*Columbia, MO1 of 21.000 ppb21,500
O'FallonOfallon, MO1 of 20.950 ppb27,000
St. Charles County PWSD 2*O Fallon, MO13 of 200.850 ppb99,000
Johnson County PWSD 2*Holden, MO1 of 10.840 ppb13,500
KirkwoodKirkwood, MO6 of 100.837 ppb28,000
St. Louis City*St Louis, MO11 of 120.786 ppb319,000
Jefferson County PWSD 3Arnold, MO7 of 100.783 ppb17,000

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

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