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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Sebring Water & Sewer System

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

44

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND60ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND70ND
2017ND70ND
20180.0408 ppm81ND - 0.326 ppm
2019ND80ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Result
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2014-04-22ND
2015-01-16ND
2015-04-08ND
2015-04-08ND
2015-04-08ND
2015-04-08ND
2015-04-08ND
2015-04-08ND
2015-04-08ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-04-27ND
2016-04-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2017-03-27ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-04-24ND
2018-06-190.326 ppm
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND
2019-02-25ND