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Nitrite

Sacramento Suburban Water District

Nitrite, closely related to the fertilizer chemical nitrate, comes from urban runoff and from fertilizer applied to agricultural lands to pollute drinking water. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Excessive nitrite in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer.

 

173

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
2013ND460ND
2014ND480ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND340ND
2017ND370ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 1 ppm

The legal limit for nitrite, established in 1991, was based on the rate of conversion of ingested nitrate into nitrite in adults. This limit may not fully protect against the risk of cancer due to nitrite exposure.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-115810-240-1330ND
2012-04-115810-240-1330ND
2012-06-255810-067-1340ND
2012-07-025810-240-1310ND
2012-07-257706-052-0930ND
2012-10-035810-240-0950ND
2012-11-285810-246-1055ND
2013-01-105810-240-1140ND
2013-04-185810-016-1400ND
2013-05-165810-246-1015ND
2013-07-085810-075-1115ND
2013-07-085810-096-1200ND
2013-07-085810-098-0930ND
2013-07-085810-104-1015ND
2013-07-085810-105-1025ND
2013-07-085810-106-1035ND
2013-07-085810-144-0900ND
2013-07-115810-078-1045ND
2013-07-115810-085-1300ND
2013-07-115810-088-1015ND
2013-07-115810-107-0940ND
2013-07-115810-133-1110ND
2013-07-115810-146-1145ND
2013-07-165810-015-0945ND
2013-07-165810-061-0915ND
2013-07-165810-080-1100ND
2013-07-165810-082-1030ND
2013-07-165810-083-0830ND
2013-07-165810-101-1130ND
2013-07-165810-145-1200ND
2013-07-175810-135-1320ND
2013-07-245810-076-1440ND
2013-07-245810-077-1145ND
2013-07-245810-079-1020ND
2013-07-245810-081-1045ND
2013-07-245810-087-1410ND
2013-07-245810-089-1220ND
2013-07-245810-094-1000ND
2013-07-245810-102-1340ND
2013-07-255810-097-1250ND
2013-07-255810-130-1230ND
2013-07-255810-246-1050ND
2013-07-295810-111-0525ND
2013-07-295810-127-1215ND
2013-07-295810-136-1300ND
2013-07-295810-137-1130ND
2013-08-055810-092-1155ND
2013-08-055810-129-1050ND
2013-08-055810-142-1120ND
2013-08-075810-240-1210ND
2013-09-265810-244-1255ND
2013-10-165810-246-1000ND
2013-11-135810-103-1120ND
2014-01-275810-246-1005ND
2014-04-295810-246-0930ND
2014-05-085810-244-1000ND
2014-06-195810-004-1105ND
2014-06-195810-061-0950ND
2014-06-195810-062-1000ND
2014-06-195810-064-1120ND
2014-07-015810-034-0920ND
2014-07-085810-015-1000ND
2014-07-085810-042-1030ND
2014-07-095810-007-1325ND
2014-07-095810-052-1130ND
2014-07-105810-033-1150ND
2014-07-155810-018-1030ND
2014-07-165810-035-1100ND
2014-07-165810-066-0915ND
2014-07-165810-074-1155ND
2014-07-175810-019-1150ND
2014-07-175810-051-1100ND
2014-07-175810-054-1300ND
2014-07-175810-071-1020ND
2014-07-235810-013-1230ND
2014-07-245810-020-1330ND
2014-07-245810-065-1115ND
2014-07-295810-032-1130ND
2014-08-215810-010-1115ND
2014-08-215810-012-1200ND
2014-08-215810-028-1345ND
2014-08-215810-069-1030ND
2014-08-215810-244-0945ND
2014-08-275810-017-1045ND
2014-08-285810-030-1130ND
2014-08-285810-073-0940ND
2014-09-045810-016-0930ND
2014-09-165810-021-1200ND
2014-09-165810-072-1045ND
2014-09-175810-056-1040ND
2014-09-175810-070-0940ND
2014-09-245810-001-0945ND
2014-09-245810-002-1120ND
2014-10-015810-029-1030ND
2014-10-015810-067-0945ND
2014-10-085810-022-0930ND
2014-10-085810-027-1120ND
2014-10-085810-055-1020ND
2014-10-095810-025-1145ND
2014-10-155810-244-0930ND
2014-12-105810-011-1315ND
2015-01-155810-244-1140ND
2016-01-285810-081-1030ND
2016-02-085810-089-0950ND
2016-03-095810-097-0940ND
2016-06-235810-076-1345ND
2016-07-075810-080-0950ND
2016-07-075810-101-1200ND
2016-07-075810-104-1000ND
2016-07-075810-105-1130ND
2016-07-075810-244-1100ND
2016-07-125810-087-1210ND
2016-07-125810-094-1010ND
2016-07-125810-098-1000ND
2016-07-135810-085-1350ND
2016-07-135810-096-1130ND
2016-07-135810-111-1130ND
2016-07-135810-240-1140ND
2016-07-135810-246-0910ND
2016-07-145810-107-1115ND
2016-07-195810-078-1415ND
2016-07-195810-139-1345ND
2016-07-205810-092-1050ND
2016-07-205810-133-1100ND
2016-07-215810-082-1240ND
2016-08-095810-248-1358ND
2016-08-255810-075-1000ND
2016-08-255810-142-1115ND
2016-08-255810-144-1050ND
2016-08-255810-145-0925ND
2016-09-065810-102-1320ND
2016-09-135810-077-1315ND
2016-09-135810-083-1215ND
2016-09-285810-146-1250ND
2016-11-075810-135-1025ND
2016-11-141233-250-1200ND
2017-07-185810-002-1115ND
2017-09-059590-001-1100ND
2017-09-059590-062-0845ND
2017-09-079590-073-1345ND
2017-09-119590-022-1115ND
2017-09-119590-034-1330ND
2017-09-119590-051-1100ND
2017-09-119590-052-1000ND
2017-09-129590-010-0930ND
2017-09-129590-021-1115ND
2017-09-129590-042-1230ND
2017-09-129590-064-1145ND
2017-09-129590-066-1030ND
2017-09-129590-070-1200ND
2017-09-129590-072-1330ND
2017-09-129590-074-0910ND
2017-09-139590-054-1335ND
2017-09-139590-056-1045ND
2017-09-149590-011-0900ND
2017-09-149590-071-0945ND
2017-09-199590-015-1330ND
2017-09-199590-018-1300ND
2017-09-199590-020-0900ND
2017-09-199590-025-1120ND
2017-09-199590-032-1100ND
2017-09-219590-065-1145ND
2017-09-259590-019-1030ND
2017-09-269590-013-0900ND
2017-09-269590-030-1130ND
2017-09-269590-061-1100ND
2017-09-279590-007-1235ND
2017-09-279590-027-1200ND
2017-09-289590-035-0920ND
2017-09-289590-069-1315ND
2017-10-039590-029-0945ND
2017-12-129590-012-1140ND
2017-12-139590-055-1320ND