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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Federal Heights

Monochloroacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
20151.70 ppb63ND - 6.70 ppb
20160.338 ppb82ND - 1.40 ppb
20172.68 ppb86ND - 5.00 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 53 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 53 ppb for monochloroacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.. This health guideline protects against system toxicity.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2015-06-102.00 ppb
2015-06-101.50 ppb
2015-09-10ND
2015-09-10ND
2015-12-086.70 ppb
2015-12-08ND
2016-03-03ND
2016-03-03ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-06-14ND
2016-09-14ND
2016-09-14ND
2016-12-061.30 ppb
2016-12-061.40 ppb
2017-03-155.00 ppb
2017-03-153.30 ppb
2017-06-14ND
2017-06-14ND
2017-09-133.50 ppb
2017-09-133.50 ppb
2017-12-123.60 ppb
2017-12-122.50 ppb