Menu

EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

Donate

Nitrate and nitrite

Bodcaw Rural Water System

NOTE: Bodcaw Rural Water System purchases water from Hope Water Light Comm. which is required to test for nitrate and nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

50

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
20130.0110 ppm101ND - 0.110 ppm
2014ND80ND
20150.0163 ppm81ND - 0.130 ppm
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

ppm = parts per million

All test results

NOTE: Bodcaw Rural Water System purchases water from Hope Water Light Comm. which is required to test for nitrate and nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Hope Water Light Comm..

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-03121870015ND
2012-07-03121870016ND
2012-07-03121870013ND
2012-07-03121870018ND
2012-07-03121870019ND
2012-07-03121870017ND
2012-07-03121870014ND
2012-10-02122780008ND
2013-08-14132270002ND
2013-08-14132270006ND
2013-08-14132270008ND
2013-08-14132270004ND
2013-08-14132270003ND
2013-08-14132270001ND
2013-08-14132270005ND
2013-08-14132270007ND
2013-09-17132610014ND
2013-11-191332500010.110 ppm
2014-08-19142330032ND
2014-08-19142330027ND
2014-08-19142330029ND
2014-08-19142330031ND
2014-08-19142330030ND
2014-08-19142330026ND
2014-08-19142330028ND
2014-10-29Y143030005ND
2015-07-08Y151900025ND
2015-07-08Y151900024ND
2015-07-08Y1519000220.130 ppm
2015-07-08Y151900027ND
2015-07-08Y151900026ND
2015-07-08Y151900023ND
2015-07-08Y151900028ND
2015-10-05Y152820006ND
2016-07-20Y162030005ND
2016-07-20Y162030004ND
2016-07-20Y162030010ND
2016-07-20Y162030009ND
2016-07-20Y162030008ND
2016-07-20Y162030007ND
2016-07-20Y162030006ND
2016-10-05Y162800009ND
2017-07-18Y172010110ND
2017-07-18Y172010117ND
2017-07-18Y172010116ND
2017-07-18Y172010115ND
2017-07-18Y172010114ND
2017-07-18Y172010113ND
2017-07-18Y172010112ND
2017-10-03Y172780003ND