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Tribromoacetic acid

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Tribromoacetic 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:

FOUND

1

states detected

55

utilities detected

298,000

people served

Health concerns for tribromoacetic acid

Change to fetal growth and development

States reporting tribromoacetic acid in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Missouri55297,723
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Utilities with the highest amounts of tribromoacetic acid, 2015

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LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Jackson County Public Water Supply District 17*Grain Valley, MO1 of 15.81 ppb2,205
ElsberryElsberry, MO1 of 15.22 ppb1,963
New Franklin*New Franklin, MO5 of 84.99 ppb1,089
Hawk PointHawk Point, MO1 of 14.81 ppb669
EurekaEureka, MO1 of 14.21 ppb10,000
WellingtonWellington, MO1 of 14.19 ppb812
Montgomery City*Montgomery City, MO1 of 13.98 ppb2,442
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities*Chillicothe, MO1 of 13.65 ppb9,515
TinaTina, MO1 of 13.58 ppb154
Lincoln County Public Water Supply District 2Troy, MO1 of 13.52 ppb1,250
EllingtonEllington, MO1 of 13.50 ppb987
Warrenton*Warrenton, MO1 of 13.47 ppb7,880
BlackwaterBlackwater, MO1 of 23.32 ppb205
MeadvilleMeadville, MO1 of 42.78 ppb450
Clinton County Public Water Supply District 1Trimble, MO2 of 82.74 ppb957
Livingston County Public Water Supply District 2*Chillicothe, MO1 of 12.66 ppb2,053
Twin Island EstatesBlue Eye, MO1 of 12.55 ppb525
Clinton County Public Water Supply District 3*Cameron, MO2 of 82.54 ppb3,380
Paradise Landing/kimberling ShoresKimberling City, MO1 of 12.49 ppb33
Mississippi County Public Water Supply District 1Anniston, MO1 of 12.16 ppb2,412
Liberty*Liberty, MO4 of 162.10 ppb29,000
MercerMercer, MO1 of 22.01 ppb318
Vernon County Public Water Supply District 2*Seldon, MO1 of 11.98 ppb1,175
Franklin County Public Water Supply District 3 - Lake SereneVilla Ridge, MO1 of 11.94 ppb600
MiamiMiami, MO1 of 31.92 ppb140
Henry County Public Water Supply District 3*Clinton, MO2 of 81.59 ppb2,495
Nodaway County Public Water Supply District 1*Maryville, MO2 of 81.53 ppb6,140
Palmyra*Palmyra, MO2 of 81.53 ppb3,595
KennettKennett, MO1 of 21.52 ppb11,500
Princeton*Princeton, MO2 of 81.41 ppb1,166

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

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
EurekaEureka, MO1 of 14.21 ppb10,000
Liberty*Liberty, MO4 of 162.10 ppb29,000
KennettKennett, MO1 of 21.52 ppb11,500
Lincoln County PWSD 1*Winfield, MO1 of 20.960 ppb11,000
Marshall*Marshall, MO3 of 160.920 ppb13,065
Columbia*Columbia, MO4 of 240.677 ppb100,733
GladstoneGladstone, MO2 of 160.513 ppb27,000
Excelsior Springs*Excelsior Springs, MO2 of 160.256 ppb11,084

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