EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE



Cherry Creek Valley WSD

Dibromochloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Dibromochloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.60 ppb6148ND - 4.70 ppb
20131.09 ppb9347ND - 6.00 ppb
20140.700 ppb4024ND - 2.60 ppb
20150.531 ppb164ND - 4.80 ppb
20161.77 ppb4846ND - 4.00 ppb
20172.37 ppb190181ND - 5.00 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for dibromochloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result