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Chlorodibromoacetic acid

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

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

2015-2017:

FOUND
FOUND ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES

1

states detected

242

utilities detected

1.7 million

people served

1

states over health guideline

242

utilities over health guideline

1.7 million

people served over health guideline

Health concerns for chlorodibromoacetic acid

Cancer

Harm to reproduction and child development

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chlorodibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

States reporting chlorodibromoacetic acid in drinking water

UTILITIES REPORTING ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served UtilitiesPeople Served
Missouri2421,658,8532421,658,853
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Filtering technologies that reduce chlorodibromoacetic acid

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of chlorodibromoacetic acid, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
JamesonJameson, MO5 of 57.99 ppb121
Waverly PWS*Waverly, MO20 of 247.94 ppb800
Sweet Springs PWS*Sweet Springs, MO18 of 237.83 ppb1,428
Caps Cove SubdBranson, MO1 of 17.49 ppb30
Blackwater PWSBlackwater, MO8 of 107.14 ppb205
Marshall*Marshall, MO37 of 466.95 ppb13,065
Nelson PWSNelson, MO9 of 126.41 ppb189
Saline County Public Water Supply District 3*Marshall, MO17 of 235.95 ppb2,673
Miami PWSMiami, MO8 of 115.76 ppb140
Saline County Public Water Supply District 1Marshall, MO9 of 125.48 ppb480
Malta Bend PWSMalta Bend, MO5 of 104.60 ppb200
Rosendale PWSRosendale, MO8 of 113.76 ppb140
Caldwell County Public Water Supply District 1Cowgill, MO6 of 103.69 ppb460
Big Lake Village ofCraig, MO4 of 63.43 ppb800
Butler County Public Water Supply District 104Fisk, MO17 of 193.36 ppb507
Bolckow PWS*Bolckow, MO1 of 13.32 ppb187
Jackson County Public Water Supply District 17Grain Valley, MO1 of 33.16 ppb2,205
Andrew County Public Water Supply District 3*Rosendale, MO15 of 243.14 ppb1,780
Howard County Cons Public Water Supply District 1New Franklin, MO6 of 103.06 ppb2,100
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities*Chillicothe, MO3 of 33.05 ppb9,515
New Franklin PWSNew Franklin, MO14 of 252.92 ppb1,089
Daviess County Public Water Supply District 2*Gallatin, MO13 of 242.88 ppb2,448
Gentry County Public Water Supply District 1*Albany, MO12 of 192.75 ppb2,000
Clear Water Acres SubdivisionRidgedale, MO1 of 12.67 ppb175
Chaffee PWSChaffee, MO1 of 22.62 ppb2,950
Jamesport PWSJamesport, MO1 of 32.39 ppb930
Salisbury PWSSalisbury, MO11 of 242.38 ppb1,620
Bogard PWSBogard, MO8 of 102.31 ppb260
Gilliam PWSGilliam, MO3 of 102.31 ppb125
Altamont PWSAltamont, MO1 of 12.30 ppb168
Harrison County Public Water Supply District 1Eagleville, MO9 of 202.30 ppb870
Tina PWSTina, MO5 of 102.27 ppb154
Bates County Public Water Supply District 5Adrian, MO10 of 242.23 ppb2,637
Coffey PWSCoffey, MO6 of 102.22 ppb251
Fillmore PWSFillmore, MO8 of 122.20 ppb250
Kingston PWSKingston, MO1 of 12.20 ppb340
Meadville PWSMeadville, MO5 of 122.15 ppb450
Liberty*Liberty, MO10 of 382.04 ppb29,000
Levasy PWSLevasy, MO1 of 32.03 ppb240
Sibley PWSSibley, MO1 of 32.03 ppb375
Buckner PWS*Buckner, MO1 of 32.03 ppb3,076
Mercer PWSMercer, MO5 of 102.01 ppb318
Vanduser PWSVanduser, MO1 of 11.97 ppb298
Chula PWSChula, MO2 of 31.95 ppb210
Leisure Shores Unit 2Blue Eye, MO1 of 11.93 ppb84
Breckenridge PWSBreckenridge, MO7 of 121.90 ppb333
Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau, MO6 of 101.85 ppb39,628
Lafayette County Public Water Supply District 1*Odessa, MO1 of 31.84 ppb8,060
Bates City PWSBates City, MO1 of 31.84 ppb288
Ballerina Park Home CommunityCommerce, MO1 of 31.84 ppb173

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Marshall*Marshall, MO37 of 466.95 ppb13,065
Liberty*Liberty, MO10 of 382.04 ppb29,000
Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau, MO6 of 101.85 ppb39,628
GladstoneGladstone, MO25 of 481.58 ppb27,000
Belton*Belton, MO6 of 261.26 ppb23,175
Columbia*Columbia, MO30 of 721.12 ppb100,733
RaymoreRaymore, MO7 of 261.12 ppb19,963
Independence*Independence, MO12 of 560.928 ppb117,240
SpringfieldSpringfield, MO27 of 800.897 ppb175,000
KennettKennett, MO1 of 60.805 ppb11,500
FestusFestus, MO9 of 240.736 ppb11,600
Raytown Water CompanyRaytown, MO4 of 260.595 ppb21,135
Grain ValleyGrain Valley, MO1 of 100.538 ppb13,684
KirkwoodKirkwood, MO6 of 260.534 ppb28,000
Jackson County PWSD 2Raytown, MO5 of 260.488 ppb16,500
Jackson County PWSD1Grandview, MO4 of 260.467 ppb24,475
St. CharlesSt Charles, MO9 of 480.454 ppb67,453
NeoshoNeosho, MO9 of 480.443 ppb12,157
Jefferson County PWSD 10Imperial, MO5 of 240.434 ppb10,000
St. PetersSt Peters, MO7 of 520.341 ppb56,971
Excelsior Springs*Excelsior Springs, MO7 of 480.304 ppb11,084
WentzvilleWentzville, MO4 of 260.239 ppb31,000
Jefferson County PWSD 3*Arnold, MO3 of 260.237 ppb17,000
Jefferson County PWSD 2*Eureka, MO2 of 280.218 ppb20,000
Jefferson County PWSD1*Arnold, MO5 of 480.215 ppb20,000
St. Charles County PWSD 2*O Fallon, MO6 of 540.184 ppb100,587
Thomas Hill PWSD 1*Moberly, MO1 of 120.129 ppb10,315
Lees SummitLees Summit, MO3 of 470.127 ppb97,135
MoberlyMoberly, MO2 of 480.103 ppb13,974
Jefferson County Cons. PWSD C 1*Barnhart, MO2 of 480.0894 ppb35,000
Poplar BluffPoplar Bluff, MO2 of 480.0621 ppb17,266
Webb CityWebb City, MO1 of 260.0588 ppb10,996
West PlainsWest Plains, MO1 of 380.0397 ppb12,000
Hannibal*Hannibal, MO1 of 480.0392 ppb17,916
Fort Leonard WoodFt Leonard Wood, MO1 of 480.0308 ppb34,000
Maryville*Maryville, MO1 of 480.0208 ppb11,972

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